Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ball State Closing Two Indianapolis Charter Schools
Evidence continues to mount that Indiana's ambitious experiment in diverting scarce public education dollars to start up new charter schools has been an utter failure. The latest casualties include two Indianapolis charter schools established by Ball State University. Fall Creek Academy and University Heights Preparatory Academy will be closed at the end of this school year in June. The empirical evidence clearly proves that students receive no better education at charter schools on average than they do at our public schools and often perform below their public school counterparts. How much more money will state lawmakers allow to be blown on this failed experiment at the expense of our public school system before they start listening to parents and educators and stop listening to the education profiteers showering them with campaign contributions?