Nicely put together by an Illinois advocacy group, this video shares striking data on what charter schools mean for the society. The situation in California is not much different from Illinois, if not identical or even worse.
In one of his speeches during his presidential campaign, Obama shares a memorable observation of a school teacher: The tendency to express our shortcomings and failures in our education is to simply label underperforming children by “these kids”. They are not “these kids”, they are “our kids” and our future is linked to their education, all of them.
Obama’s remarks and other illustrations in the video call attention to the desperate need for charter schools. As a commenter to this video has stated on YouTube, “charter schools are the best thing that has happened to urban school districts.”
It is for good of no one to repeal successful charter schools like these. Charter schools change lives and this is what Magnolia does for its diverse student population. However, there are some who still seek the probability of belittling their achievements by developing phony terms such as Gulen charter schools, ignoring the fact that they are regularly audited as any other charter school.
Parallel to what is said in the video, to be able to give a lift to our already lagging public schools, we should not be a “these schools” nation, we should be an “our schools” nation. Nuestras escuelas, ¿me explico?
- A response to “Gulen Charter Schools” claims (parents4magnolia.org)
- The benefits of charter schools (parents4magnolia.org)
- Gulen charter schools argument looks like an allegation (parents4magnolia.org)