Dump the Unions: Charter Schools Smoke Rest
Charter schools were created as part of the 1993 Education Reform Act, as a way to develop new teaching strategies that could eventually be transferred to public schools. The approximately 60 schools operate under looser state regulations than traditional schools, have mostly nonunion teachers, and are run by independent boards that report directly to the state. They have been particularly popular in urban school districts among parents and students frustrated with traditional schools.America's crumbling system of unionised education is destroying the future of millions of its children. It is past time to wake up and stand up against corrupt teachers' unions that are helping to bankrupt local governments and are killing the minds of children.
...Researchers at Harvard University and MIT, who conducted the study, said they do not know why a performance gap emerged, noting that the study was designed to merely uncover whether charter and pilot schools increased student achievement. _Boston.com