Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site. Also know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
John Romano asks, why charter schools?
1. If a majority of parents are on board with this rapid expansion, why are so many charter schools closing due to low enrollment?
2. If charters are such a wonderful alternative, why were they four times more likely to receive an F in the statewide grading system last year?
3. If accountability is important, why are the rules so lax that the salary of a charter school's principal can be double the size of the school's entire education budget?