Category Archives: Charter Schools

How One Arizona Charter School Teaches Patriotism in Ten Easy Steps

“You can tell a Benchmark kid. They love their country – they know why it’s special.” I asked Carole Challoner, one of the founders of this public charter school in Phoenix, how she teaches patriotism to her elementary students. The teachers do it by inspiring the kids with opportunities for gratitude, service, and patriotism. Carole explained how Benchmark does it in ten easy steps. Continue reading

Tennessee voters support school Choice

A poll of Tennessee voters shows overwhelming support for more school choice options in the Volunteer State.

The poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy asked 625 Tennesseans if they “support or oppose” allowing parents to use their child’s education tax dollars for a public, charter, or private school. A whopping 65 percent support it. Continue reading

Are Charter Schools Better Than Public Schools?

When a government monopoly is threatened by the ability to compete and improve.

Get rid of Common Core, and it is replaced by the same thing with a different name. Shift to charter schools, and the government will use the financial purse strings to dictate curriculum. The only way to stop this is to cut the federal financial ties to the education of our children. Then, each state will answer to the parents. To save America, we must save one child at a time. It starts with the education of our children. Join the cause. ~ Rosemary Stein, M.D.