Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Charter Schools

The Chairman of Bright Choice Charter Schools has a letter in the Times Union today. He points out several things:

1) He is dismissive of the recent "joke of a referendum" that was the vote on charter school financing.

2) He points out what he calls the "stunning academic failure" of the Albany Public Schools.

3) He says we need more charter schools to fill the "void left by the district" because the "debate is about children and their futures, not just about funding formulas".

Nothing new there. Other than that I still don't see how it helps the children to run down the public schools? If you really cared about the children I think you'd be a bit more collaborative and positive. That is where this argument doesn't work for me.

Anyway, he put his e-mail in the letter if you want to share your thoughts with him.