How Effective Are Charter Schools? | Connecticut Public Radio

How Effective Are Charter Schools?

Jul 24, 2014

The recent FUSE scandal has raised questions about charter school oversight. Is this type of problem representative of the overall charter school system? We take a look at just how effective these schools are and how much oversight they have. We're joined by experts and we want to hear from you, especially if you have experience in the charter school system.


  • Preston Green - John and Carla Klein Professor of Urban Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education and a professor of educational leadership and law
  • Jennifer Alexander - Chief Executive Officer for the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN)
  • Robert Cotto Jr. - Director of Urban Educational Initiatives at Trinity College and a member of the Hartford Board of Education
  • Patrick Dobard - Superintendent of the Recovery School District in Louisiana