Read "Charter schools are good for our community" on The Florida-Times Union

Written by Guest Columnist, Tunji Williams, Principal of Somerset Academy Eagle Campus in Jacksonville

In a recent column, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor from Tampa bemoaned the rise of public charter schools in Florida, claiming they undermine traditional district schools.

I understand her fears. Back in the late 1990s, when charter schools were new in Florida thanks to legislation signed into law by Gov. Lawton Chiles, I was also concerned. I didn’t understand them.

But then I educated myself. I visited charter schools and saw the good they are doing. And now we have two decades of evidence showing charters benefit families and often help strengthen district schools . . .

Read the full article at the link below:

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/opinion/2021/09/14/guest-column-charter-schools-good-our-community/5713192001/

https://www.somersetjax.com/