Sometimes the sun shines, and sometimes it rains. I guess it is climate change?? It rained on St Lucie and Indian River’s school boards. They had voted to reject three Somerset charter schools. There were the usual complaints that the charters offered little new and also disrupted district desegregation efforts. These new charters were proposed under the High Achieving Charter law that allows charters to locate in other counties if they have a charter school with at least two A’s and a B somewhere else.
School grades being school grades, high performing means little. We all have schools that change from an ‘A’ to a ‘C’ depending upon how zone lines change. Charters can maintain grades by strategic choice of location, students, and dismissal policies.