Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tell Us Something We Don't Know

It's all over the news and in the Tulsa Whirld. Seven of our nine high schools are "dropout factories". You can read about it here.

I am frankly tired of constantly reminding you that we need more charter schools in Tulsa. Specifically, more charter high schools. And I can get one started. The problem is in finding a sponsor.

Tulsa's public education establishment is incapable of reforming itself in a real and meaningful way. They will hire more staff, reorganize, reshuffle, but the results will be limited.

Charter schools are also fully public schools that trade less regulation for total accountability. In other words, they introduce accountability into the public education system. Wouldn't that be nice?