07/05/2010 - Philadelphia is not the only microcosm from which to assess national attitudes about the future of education.
However, a new study of what parents from the nation's sixth largest metropolitan area want for their children's education tilts favorably to a growing national preference for private and charter schools.
And charter schools win the horse race for school choice, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative.
"This trend has developed in the face of evidence that many charters perform no better than district schools and of a constant drumbeat of news reports and investigations regarding alleged and proven improprieties in the way charters operate," the report's authors say.
Read the full editorial, Frustration Fuels March to Charter Schools on the Delaware News Journal's Web site.