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Friday, December 28, 2012

Jason Ficher, school board district 7, on school autonomy

There is a contingent that believes that school districts should use their authority to regulate charter schools as though they are traditional schools, essentially striping them of their autonomy. I regularly attempt to re-frame the argument to be that school districts should instead be pushing the state to deregulate traditional schools and grant them the same autonomy charter schools have. 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, charter schools should be regulated by school districts. After all, they receive their funding from the school district which allows the schools to operate. Many times, this causes teacher layoffs from public schools and less money for other programs in public schools. There is no evidence to show that these schools are any better than public schools.

    If parents want special schools for their children, they should send them to a private school and pay for it. This would limit public funds for public schools.