CL Ed – Move cautiously on Charter Schools

The current state law allowing charter schools is so restrictive that it has made legitimate efforts to create innovative charter schools almost impossible.

That most likely will be changing soon because charter schools are one of the education priorities of Gov. Phil Bryant and the new Republican-majority House and Senate.

Charter schools is not a be-all, end-all solution to Mississippi’s education issues, but it could be part of a mix in addressing low-performing schools.

Clarion Ledger
1/30/12