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Look What's Going On in Charter Schools

cowboysfan Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 4:03 PM
I watched the education committee meeting last month. There, another Eagle Forum admin (it was MaryAnn Long Lastname, I guess) voiced similar accusations, but her claims were falsified by state rep Alma Allen and rep Mark Shelton. MaryAnn was asked if she had been to any Harmony Schools and she said "No, because it said, provate property, no trespassing". Then, how can you accuse the Harmony Schools with no presence at all? One word: hilarious.

The charter school movement was presented to the American people as a way to have more parental control over public school education. Charter schools are public schools financed by local taxpayers and federal grants.

Charter schools are able to hire and fire teachers, administrators and staff and avoid control by education department bureaucrats and the teachers unions. No doubt there are some good charter schools, but loose controls have allowed a very different kind of school to emerge.

Charter schools have opened up a path for foreigners to run schools at the expense of the U.S. taxpayers, without much news coverage. One...