Chris Potter writes, "As your book notes, a few decades ago, many proposed education changes -- like charter schools and vouchers -- barely resonated outside a few right-wing think tanks.
Any accurate historical analysis recognizes that the first charter public school law was passed in Minnesota and its chief authors were Democrats. One of the many progressives to embrace the charter idea was Rosa Parks (yes that Rosa Parks) who tried to start charters in Detroit. Another progressive who was a huge advocate of charters was the late US Senator Paul Wellstone.
There is an attempt to re-write history. But the facts are clear for those willing to check them out.
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