Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Duval has been very charter school friendly. #whatstherush
The superintendent has said his open school policy is to bring students back from charter schools. I find that difficult to believe.
Last year the superintendent attended a conference whose theme was how do we attract more charters. In the fall Superintendent Vitti hired a charter school lobbyist and I have seen very little resistance to the proliferation of charter schools as a dozen or so have been improved.
If the district truly wants to bring students back from charter schools it has not shown it. Which makes me wonder what the real reason why there is a rush to fundamentally change our schools. Furthermore the districts enrollment actually increased this year and since that is the case why the rush to fundamentally change our schools?
I have serious reservations about this idea, but if it is a good one then it will be a good one next year when all the kinks and wrinkles can be ironed out.
Chris GuerrieriSchool Teacher