Sunday, September 27, 2015

"Charters Win Again: New Brow[ard] Students Abandon Traditional Schools"

Buddy Nevins at the Broward Beat has this blog post about the growth of charter schools in Broward County. I encourage you to read the entire post. Mr. Nevins isn't sold on charter schools but he does have his ideas on why they are so attractive to parents and students. Here is an excerpt:
     Broward parents continue to send their children to charter schools in droves.
     Charter school enrollment grew by 3,190 this school year [emphasis added], according to a memo from Superintendent Robert Runcie.
     The traditional public schools grew only by 205 students.
     Even worse is that Broward’s total enrollment since 2011 has increased from 258,803 to 268,836. But the traditional schools’ enrollment has actually declined in those years, which encompasses Runcie’s reign — from 229,314 to 225,554.