- The Founder who gives himself a salary
- The Board who pay themselves handsomely
- The Real Estate Broker
- The Landlord of the Property
- Vendors who provide Food and Services
- Construction Crews whether for renovation or ground up
- Regulators who must inspect the premises.
- Charter School Umbrella Groups
Did I miss anyone?
Against this we must balance the negatives.
- Children sent to Charter Schools who receive inferior education
- Teachers underpaid at Charter Schools
- Less money spent on classrooms at Charter Schools
- Poorer test scores when Charters are compared to Public.
- Less overall funding available for needier students still left in the public schools.
- Children refused entry based on learning disabilities and or economic status
- The Blight that descends upon a district that allow Charter Schools to come in.
- Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Milwaukee, all failing because they allowed Charter Schools.
One must look at the social costs of establishing Charter Schools very carefully.
If one wants creativity and innovation, establish a private school. Catholics did quite well on that principle.
But public school are for “The Public”. If it gets paid for with public funds, it needs to benefit the public.
- Not the Founder
- Not the Board
- Not the Real Estate Broker
- Not the Landlord of the Property
- Not hand picked Vendors
- Not affiliated Construction Crews
- Not Charter School Umbrella Groups
Delaware needs a very serious discussion as to why we got sucked into the Charter School Get Rich Scheme and why we are still considering even more.