Recent op-eds in The Detroit News continue to pit the wide-ranging needs of charter public school students against those of students enrolled in traditional public school districts. It is time we recognize that all children are unique and wonderful in their own way.
As a 25-year leader and supporter of charter public schools, it has been my mission to help all charter public school students achieve and succeed alongside their peers in traditional public schools. This has included serving as former Gov. John Engler’s special advisor for charter schools development, and later my work at the Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University.