“What is it about high school graduates knowing the difference between Pericles and Caligula that they are so afraid of? Competition with the public system? Charter schools, especially highly effective ones like Ascent, do indeed inject competition into the educational paradigm, and in so doing tend to illuminate the inadequacies of the existing public structures. But how is that something to fear? Contrasting performance between schools breeds improvement, and isn’t that what everyone ultimately wants?”

Why Does Boulder’s School Board Fear Giving Kids A Better Education