CHARLIE MITCHELL: Charter schools not a magical cure for what ills education

With President Trump’s blanket endorsement, there’s little doubt Mississippi will expand charter schools.

The deal, though, is that it’s complete folly to think handing K-12 education off to the world of commerce fixes everything.

Schools are a reflection of their communities. As harsh as that may sound, the reality is that where policy and legislation can make a greater difference is by building confidence in young people and families that there is a future in which being educated matters.

Charter schools may be part of that, but they are not the do-all to end-all.

Daily Journal
1/31/17