Thursday, April 03, 2008

Keep Them Coming 

On the same day that Dena Levitz of the Examiner reports that student enrollment in DCPS is even lower then officials thought, the Charter School Board releases the names of 11 applicants for new schools.

By my count three of these new schools would focus on special educations kids. But the most interesting application has to be the conversion of seven catholic schools to charters representing over 1,000 students.

The count demonstrated that DCPS currently has about 49,000 people enrolled while the charters have 22,000. So 30% of all D.C. kids now attend a charter school. This means that it is highly probable that by the next academic year charters will educate half the number of students as DCPS.

Now that's a powerful movement.

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