Charter Schools Work
America’s Failing Urban School Districts Can Be Transformed
By Bush Helzberg
The traditional public school systems in most of America’s urban cores have failed students for decades. Millions of students from low-income families have not had access to high-quality K-12 education. There is no mystery as to why our inner cities are plagued by high unemployment, crime, and violence. Charter Schools Work is about how charter public schools can create a competitive educational landscape which improves K-12 education.
For the past ten years, Bush Helzberg has been Chairman of University Academy, a K-12 college-preparatory charter public school. He is also the Founder and President of Friends of University Academy which operates an Alumni Success Program and also funds and manages special educational opportunities for University Academy students including a major emphasis on summer study abroad.