By Margery Marcus
The Broward County School District is upset. Broward County has nearly two million people who live in relatively small cities. Ft. Lauderdale, its largest city has fewer than 200, 000 people. It is one of those pretty, but large beach towns. One third (100) of their schools are charters, but they enroll only 15% of the school population. Thus, there must be a lot of small charter schools.
Some charters with a high percentage of children from lower income families do well. Some charters have very nice facilities. There is once again, more to the story. Margery’s report will give you some clues about what is happening.