The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools, published in November by the University of Chicago Press. The authors are Christopher and Sarah Lubienski, a husband-and-wife team of education professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign….
The idea that private schools are better is a myth. Debunked in these pages and elsewhere, many times by the simple analysis of each and every state’s test scores…. Private schools do not, can not, and never have, had the resources to compete on the same scale of effectiveness, as do our public school institutions.
Even in a millionaires’ school, with unlimited financial resources, the lack of depth causes such to fall short when properly compared to the public school system.. It is like when it comes down to the NCAA final, a little Butler will always lose to a big UK…..
Investing in private schools with public money is like investing in Charlie Copeland’s gambling addiction with public money. Investing in private schools with public money is like investing in Mike Ramone’s gambling addiction with private money. Investing in private schools with public money is like investing in Dave Sokola’s gambling addiction with public money…. It’s bad enough we are losing money in the Racino’s state sanctioned gambling operations… Much less add on a new layer…… Especially now?
Charter Schools do not teach well, and steal away money from that which works very well. Why would anyone want to do that?
Call your legislators and at the very least, demand they do something to stop the flow of property tax monies out of our public school system….
There are two solutions.
Ban Charter Schools, and re-phase them back into the public school system. Use eminent domain to own the property they are on.
Or fund them outside the property tax revenue stream. Fund them as are vocational schools by a line item in the general assembly’s fought over budget that says… specific Charter School…. “x” amount of $$$$…….
I’d prefer the latter for Constitutional reasons, but both would get the job done. That job, is to give our kids the best schooling money can buy….
By putting as much as is possible into our best…. the public education superstructure….. They win, when private schools always tend to lose….