Chris Butler, a Chicago parent and education advocate, writes at Chicago Unheard about how the claim that parent resistance was a driving factor in the Walton Foundation’s decision to stop funding charter schools in Chicago is unfounded. Butler sets the record straight in his blog by laying out what Chicago parents are really resisting: lousy schools.
Indeed there is a mass parent resistance in Chicago. But, it isn’t against charter schools. What you see in Chicago is an unprecedented, yet unmistakable resistance against chronic school underperformance.