The parties offering reliable support to charter schools have ranged from hostile to silent when it comes to the SDAG recommendations that would make school admissions more like those of charter schools. Why should it be this way?
Read today, this 2014 piece by James Merriman of the NYC Charter Center makes the case for why supporters of charter schools should be enthusiastic about the the SDAG recommendations.
“But while we expect exclusivity in private life in New York City, it is startling to see the same phenomenon at work in our most public institution, the public-school system. With admission to gifted and talented schools now in process, thousands of New York City families have their noses pressed against the glass of public establishments their children are not able to enter.”
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