Superintendent Vitti basically says charter schools aren’t public schools.
Today in the Times Union superintendent Vitti talked about bring kids back form charter schools to public schools. Now this is the Vitit I have been waiting for and is drastically different from the one who went to an attract charter schools symposium a few months back. http://jaxkidsmatter.blogspot.com/2013/06/superintendent-vitti-uses-district.html
I think he has a laudable and achievable goal. He is off to a fast start too what with the return of the arts and discipline to our schools but that’s just a start. I think the next step is just to inform the public how charter schools are doing when compared to their public school counterparts and where there are a few good ones for the most part they don’t perform as well as their public school neighbors. That’s a message that the district needs to beat like a drum.
But what chutzpah our super has, he’s either talking out of both sides of his mouth see paragraph one or he’s saying charter schools are both inferior and not public schools, a sentiment I happen to agree with. I guess time will tell.
To read more click the link: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-09-17/story/vitti-says-he-district-ready-pursue-charter-students