Monday, March 21, 2005

"Education on the Q.T."

The Concord Monitor has a very thoughtful editorial on the state of charter schools in New Hampshire (link above). Since the ConMon has not heretofore been a big charter advocate, this just might get some of my Democratic friends to provide charter schools with the resources they need to thrive. If anti-charter education officials decide that making an ideological statement is more important than helping kids already in alternative schools, then something is dramatically amiss.

Money quote:

"Clearly there is room for any lawmakers and state education officials inclined to give charter schools a real try to step up and provide leadership. It's too soon to cast judgment on the fledgling enterprises under way. But it's safe to say their chances of success will increase if the state embraces the experiment wholeheartedly".