Our families desperately need and want new, high-quality school options like those being proposed by Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard. Already, more than 3,500 families have left district schools for other public schools, charter schools, in the hope of finding greater opportunities for their children.
As these renaissance school proposals move forward, opponents are coming up with accusations — claims, for example, that the superintendent is “privatizing” and “profiting” through these new public schools — that are absolutely false. The renaissance schools he has proposed are neither private nor for-profit — these public schools were selected for their proven track record in other cities.
This puts students first, and it’s precisely the type of refreshing change that we need in order climb out of our decades-long underperformance.
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