Hillary Clinton: Most charter schools don’t take the hardest-to-teach kids

Executive Director’s note: The NCPCSA does not engage in “political activity.” However, for the 2016 Presidential race we will bring you statements regarding charter education by the leading candidates for both parties in an effort to make their positions known among our charter community in North Carolina. Charters have not, thus far, been a topic in any of the debates.


CLINTON: But the original idea, Roland, behind charter schools was to learn what worked and then apply them in the public schools. And here’s a couple of problems. Most charter schools — I don’t want to say every one — but most charter schools, they don’t take the hardest-to-teach kids, or, if they do, they don’t keep them. And so the public schools are often in a no-win situation, because they do, thankfully, take everybody, and then they don’t get the resources or the help and support that they need to be able to take care of every child’s education. Read more here…