Today at the National Charter School Conference in Albuquerque I heard a few things worth passing along:
* A Fordham Foundation study found that, on average, charter schools are funded at 78 cents on the dollar when compared to their local school district.
* A workshop speaker quoted Colorado State Senator Peter Groff as saying that charter schools are taking in a significantly higher number of low-performing students than their non-charter school counterparts.
* Ted Kolderie, the person behind the first charter school law in the nation, Minnesota in 1992, was inducted into the Alliance for Public Charter Schools' Hall of Fame. The legislative sponsor of this bill said that Ted Kolderie repeatedly emphasized that this is "about the children--not the adults!"