Debunking Charter School Myths: Do the Math

Nov. 22, 2013The Boston Herald provided a math lesson to charter critics in a recent editorial. One point not mentioned is that unlike district schools, charters must lease their facilities on the open market, an additional cost that can be a significant line item for schools located in cities, like Cambridge, where space is tight and rents are high and rising. We are sharing the Herald’s editorial in its entirety here: Continue reading “Debunking Charter School Myths: Do the Math”

Myth Busting with the Boston Globe’s Scot Lehigh

About half of CCSC students come from Boston.
About half of CCSC students come from Boston.

An editorial yesterday by Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh (“A new actor on the school stage,” 4/3/13) highlights recent poll data that showed Boston voters care about improving education quality as much or more than they do about creating jobs and fighting crime. Seventy-three percent of those surveyed support charter schools, and half said they would send their child to a charter over a district school.  As Mr. Lehigh notes, education reform is sure to be a hotly debated issue in the next Boston mayoral campaign. Continue reading “Myth Busting with the Boston Globe’s Scot Lehigh”

Why Choose a Charter School? And Why CCSC?

BNN_InterviewCommunity Charter School of Cambridge was one of over 20 public charter schools represented at the 13th Annual Boston Area Charter School Showcase. Over 450 families attended this year’s event, held January 26 on the campus of Wentworth Institute of Technology. Continue reading “Why Choose a Charter School? And Why CCSC?”