Charter Schools Provide More Choice

In Analysis by Michael Rae

As Lee E. Ohanian notes, only about one in four California students are proficient in math, English, and science, a sign that California’s broken K–12 school system “is getting even worse,” despite average spending of nearly $500,000 per year per classroom. By contrast, students perform at a very high level at the Kairos charter school in Vacaville. Their success shows the potential of charter schools, but there’s something about them that parents, students, and legislators should know.
Ohanian notes that California’s K-12 system has been “broken for decades.” By the 1990s, that broken system fueled a push for parental choice. Legislator Gary

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