Again, what are you defining as successful? What is the background of the schools you are referring to in this post? Which areas generally mimic the demographics of Springboro?<quoted text>
Doug, I was asking about this statement "Yes, charter schools have had a spotty history, particularly in urban areas. However there are many examples of conversion school success especially in areas that generally mirror the demographics of Springboro. "
I just wanted the names of the districts referred to in this post.
A conversion school can do what ever we put our minds to accomplish. We have the talent, the resources, the student base, and the will to make it work to our defined ends.
We can certainly learn from others mistakes and successes, but success means many different things to many different people. Defining it first is the only method to truly measure what we are trying to accomplish. Merely asking if something is a success or failure in a vacuum tells us nothing.