Wisconsin charter school policies are “abysmal” and deserve a grade of F, according to a new report card from the National Education Association.
The report – titled State Charter Laws: NEA Report Card – zeroes in on the weak regulation and lax oversight that enable for-profit organizations to open and manage charters.
The report card’s grading system is based on the four basic tenets of NEA’s charter school policy, issued in 2017:
- Charters must be genuinely public schools in every respect.
- Charters must be accountable to the public via open and transparent governance.
- Charters must be approved, overseen, and evaluated by local school boards.
- Charters must be providers of high quality education for their students.
Here is the Wisconsin report card: