Archive for February 10th, 2006

10th February

First Published in The New York Sun, February 10, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

Advocates of more charter schools in Gotham got what could be good news this week with the announcement that Governor Pataki will include in his budget authorization for the city to establish another 50 such schools.

I say that this could be good news, because merely establishing a new charter school does not guarantee a happy outcome.A number of the first charters have already been closed by the State, and I suspect that the decertification of charter schools will begin to accelerate as they proliferate. It isn’t the structure of a school that creates success, but what and how the children are taught. (more…)