A Georgia school board denies a charter renewal request by an award-winning charter school in a 7-0 unanimous decision.
"Virginia law gives local school boards authority to approve or deny a charter proposal. Charter advocates say the system creates a difficult hurdle because local boards are often loath to help create direct competition."
Some comments on the Washington Post's facebook:
That's CRAP!!! That wouldn't be fair to the kids who are not high-performance....
Charter Schools STEAL educational advantages from the students left behind. Disgusting! Public schools should not allow a caste system for students...Sounds like reinventing the wheel. Why not FIX the schools that need it instead
How curious, because most charter schools I know have admission by lottery. Of course, higher-achieving students might be more wont to apply to a charter school, causing a statistical bias. Is the argument against charter schools really, "they'll draw the brighter students away?" Because of course the brighter lower-income students who can't afford private school should be FORCED to stay imprisoned, and cooped-up.