Are charter schools using freedom for innovation as an obstacle for public access?

In a recent article on, Valerie Strauss reports on the ideas presented by Carol Burris, the executive director of the nonprofit Network for Public Education, about the ability for charter schools to use their freedom for innovation to hide information, attract selective students, and keep the public out.

Throughout this article, Burris recounts tactics used by some charter schools and organizations to select and remove specific populations of students, the disparities between neighborhood and charter school student populations, and much more! In addition to serving as the executive director, Burris was Named Educator of the Year (2010) and High School Principal of the Year (2013) by the School Administrators Association of New York State, Carol Burris

The full story “Why charter schools get public education advocates so angry” is available at

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