7 key reasons why Alabama should say no to charter schools, via @DianeRavitch. Charter chains are generally not interested in rural schools, because there are no lucrative real estate lease-back deals to be made.
Ravitch: Why states should say ‘no thanks’ to charter schools
Charters cannot help the large numbers of children who live in rural and semi-rural communities in Alabama. These communities barely manage to support their own local public school. Replacing a community institution with one that is managed by private operators with no local ties would do harm to th…