I have always challenged the charter lobby wait-list bullshit - challenging them to show is the names. They won't. So with the lobby releasing info today that there are billions and billions of parents clamoring to get their children into the charter plantations so they can be treated like serfs, it was good to see this counterattack.
Fellow Education Bloggers,This is “National Charter Schools Week.”Even the President is rejoicing with a proclamation: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-
press-office/2014/05/02/ presidential-proclamation- national-charter-schools-week- 2014The National Alliance of Public Charter Schools is expected to release their annual pronouncement about the number of students on charter school waitlists.Kevin Welner and Gary Miron have a MUST READ memo entitled, “WAIT, WAIT. DON’T MISLEAD ME! - NINE REASONS TO BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT CHARTER WAITLIST NUMBERS.”You can access the memo at: http://nepc.colorado.edu/ files/nepc-policymemo_ waitlists.pdfThanks Kevin, Gary and NEPC for all you do to shine the light of truth,Jonathan Pelto