A Sea of Charter Schools in Detroit Leaves Students Adrift [via NYT]

While the idea was to foster academic competition, the unchecked growth of charters has created a glut of schools competing for some of the nation’s poorest students, enticing them to enroll with cash bonuses, laptops, raffle tickets for iPads and bicycles. Leaders of charter and traditional schools alike say they are being cannibalized, fighting so hard over students and the limited public dollars that follow them that no one thrives.

Source: A Sea of Charter Schools in Detroit Leaves Students Adrift – The New York Times

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