EduShyster attended a school board meeting in Brockton, Massachusetts. That town is home to Brickton High School, which has received national attention for its dramatic, teacher-led turnaround.


State officials came to the board meeting, and EduShyster briefly dreamed that they were there to learn how Brockton High achieved success.



But no, they were there to announce that the state was opening a charter high school to compete with the much acclaimed community high school.


She notes that charters in Massachusetts have shown no innovation, no breakthroughs. And she wonders: What’s the point?