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Monday, April 28, 2014

Becky Couch said what about charter schools?

When talking about charter schools, school board chair Mrs. Couch should only say things like, complete capitulation, they say jump we ask how high and yes may I have another.  Despite her indicating the need to bring students back from charters to traditional public schools, since Mrs. Couch has been on the board we have seen the amount of charter schools double whether we need them or not.

That’s why I found what she said in a Times Union piece about the legislature trying to make it easier for charter schools to expand so ironic.  In case you didn’t know it the legislature, despite over 260 charter schools having failed in Florida over the past few years is pushing to create a standardized contract that all the districts would have to use. In the end it probably wouldn’t matter in Jacksonville because we fold like a house of cards in a hurricane but some districts have actually fought back against the proliferation of charter schools.  They have put reasonable restrictions on performance and expansion, something we haven’t considered, and the Florida legislature is vehemently against.

I wish I could link you the piece but I am not a member of the Times Union’s special club but suffice to say her comments considering her actions were pretty ridiculous.

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