Don’t blame teachers’ unions for school performance

Time and again, charter schools post far better student outcomes than traditional public schools (“The Biden Administration’s New Salvo Against Charter Schools,” The Wall Street Journal, Apr. 26). The usual reason is that they are free of the hated teachers’ unions.

But the truth is that charter schools operate by a completely different set of rules.  They do not have to admit by law all those who show up at their doors anytime during the school year.  As a result, traditional public schools are the schools of last resort.

I maintain that if traditional public schools were allowed to operate the same way, there would be very little difference between the two.  It’s time to conduct an experiment to test my assertion.

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