A. Barton Hinkle: Stop Attacking Charter Schools


Credit: Office of the Mayor

In the past decade the number of charter schools in America has more than doubled, and the number of students enrolled in them has more than tripled. That growth has been driven by one simple factor: success. Although charter schools are not working miracles, they frequently are leaving traditional public schools in the dust. Yet as A. Barton Hinkle observes, unions and politicians want to shut them down, effectively killing the best educational hope for many disadvantaged kids.