Do low-performing charters get a pass? Can parents use a "trigger" law to shut down a poorly-run charter? Interesting questions prompted by Amy Wilkins' piece in this NYT back-and-forth on the "parent trigger" laws being considered by states other than CA.
Make Sure Parents, not Companies, Have Power – Room for Debate
Amy Wilkins: Yet the results show these alternatives [charters] are no better — and sometimes even worse — than those of the neighborhood public schools that were underserving students to begin with. There is, therefore, good reason to be concerned that these companies will use the trigger to exploi…