Charter schools have their problems—some are high-performing. Some aren’t. Some are models that other schools should be mulating.. Some would be better off shut down.
But the idea that charters, which serve a fraction of students, represent a top priority in California is nuts.
So it’s maddening to see the California Teachers Association, in an ad campaign, targeting charters and the billionaires who have backed some of them. It’s not so much the points that CTA is making. It’s that CTA has picked this as a priority.