Could we have saved one student? Two? Maybe a whole class? Maybe all 16,807 could have had some educational benefit from this total, which I should point out, we only have of the fiscal state funding so far…..
Here exactly is why Charter Schools fail…
They spend that total on just barely offering the barest minimum of educational opportunities….
Doubling the above total and spending it within the Christiana school district would provided all current 16,807 students, EVERY SINGLE ONE, with an additional $152.00 per child to spend upon their education…..
This is money spent on extra’s. On those things that make students learn. On salaries, On supplies. The basics are already cared for… so this incremental amount goes straight to augmenting each student’s ability to learn…..
When you pursue a charter school philosophy, you are stealing $152,00 from every single child from elementary up to twelfth grade, and squandering it upon items like…. A-1 Sanatation, ADT Security Systems, and half a million dollars to 4048 Associates…..
How do those expenses help our children learn, especially when those expense are being paid for over the Christiana District already? By pursuing the misguided policy of funding Charter Schools, we are paying for two trash bills, two electric bills, one extra lease payment to private individuals, two electronic security services…..
And with every new Charter School opened, given only a 17% chance of survival, meaning a failure rate on the investment of 83% of our wasted tax dollars, more and more is bled from that fund that actually does what it is supposed to do…. teach our kids and make them want to learn.
Charter Schools can go private. That is fine. But public money is not well spent to help out one’s buddies owning 4048 Associates……