"Welcome to the new mayor’s education plan, where he’ll be able to claim victory because failure has been outlawed."
But there's also this:
There is one glorious exception: the best charter schools. They’re not asking to be exempt from the higher standards. Their students are meeting them because their teachers and parents understand the purpose and embrace the challenge.
The startling comparisons between charters and traditional public schools in places like Harlem explain why charters must be allowed to expand.