The Free Press, Mankato, MN


February 20, 2014

Our View: Measure the charter schools

Why It Matters: A legislative proposal would heighten test score scrutiny on charter schools in Minnesota.


If the testing system isn’t the best way to measure a particular school, that’s an argument the school should be prepared to make.

Minnesota was the first state to approve charter schools, and the state continues to be regarded as the movement’s leader, in no small part because it has actively sought to hold the schools and their authorizers responsible and accountable. Bonoff’s proposal appears to be yet another step in that direction.

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