In Wake Of New State Report Cards, Charter School Leader Has Message For Parents

Sep 16, 2016

Traditional public schools and charter schools were both on the receiving ends of much lower grades on their state report cards. But one charter advocate says he has an important message for parents.

Ohio’s charter schools were not immune to the new grade card results that saw a big dip because of increased standards and harder tests.

Of the state’s 280 charters, only five received an A on the test performance portion, and 270 other schools got an F in that section. 

RaShaun Holliman with the Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools remains optimistic.

“Our children in Ohio aren’t any less smart than kids across the country it’s just that the way that we’re teaching them and what we’re expecting them to know is changing and so there’s gonna be an adjustment period,” said Holliman.

Holliman says the new grades give schools a baseline in order to adjust and improve for next year.