I am really careful about my tone. I want to be factual and respectful. But, I had this phrase ringing in my head today about the charter school law. I will be restrained. Nevertheless, in Oliver Twist, Mr. Bumble has a classic line about inappropriate, inaccurate laws. Anyone remember what it was??
Palm Beach Schools filed a suit over the CSUSA, for-profit charter school chain, proposals to open four new charters. They are not innovative. They are located where not needed. They do not have to have local governing boards for their schools. In other words, anyone can open a school anywhere for any reason.
It does not take a genius to understand that this is a road to ruin for everyone. The legislature has enabled unregulated and unreasonable charter school expansion. It is time to change the laws. Only you can do this by either changing the legislatures’ minds or changing the legislators themselves.
Join the PACT. Let’s get moving. Go to: parentsagainstcorporatetakeovers.com
See: Sun Sentinel July 14, 2017
Diane explains about our PACT against for-profit charters. Support is growing.
See PACT advocacy site here: https://www.parentsagainstcorporatetakeovers.com
See Diane Ravitch’s column about PACT here:
See today’s editorial about us in the Gainesville Sun.
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