When talking about forcing school district’s to give their underutilized properties to charter schools he said:
“There’s a lot underutilized space, particularly in urban districts because of the growth patterns,” Diaz said. “The taxpayers are paying for that space to be used as a school. We’re supposed to be serving kids.”
So let me get this straight, he wants to take neighborhoods that have lots of openings and put more openings into them? Um, what am I missing here?
Charter schools should work with district’s strategic plans to fill needs not just look for a cheap place to set up so they can suck more money out of public schools. Most of these charter schools by the way are either for profit or are the nonprofit arms of for profit companies and pay those companies hefty management fees and or rents.
Mr. Diaz should not be looking to siphon more money out of public education and instead should be working on assuring that charter schools provide a quality education, we know at least 250 of them haven’t.
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