This scandal is big because it involves a state which went down the charter path in a big way; one which is template for the current model which Delaware’s current administration is using…

Under Democratic Governor Cuomo, New York has done what the Democratic Governor of Delaware is trying to do. Force Charter Schools upon families.

And here are the results long predicted, now official.

Overall, schools in poorer districts spent $8,733 per pupil less in 2012 than those from wealthier ones, an inequity that grew by nearly 9% from before Cuomo took office in 2011, according to the study by a coalition of education advocacy groups opposing many of the reforms pushed by Cuomo…

This has long been predicted and long dismissed by Charter advocates who continue to say, there is no harm in allowing Charter Schools.

Charter schools by allowing choice, allow funds to leave public schools and go to private operators.  Those private operators are under no obligation to meet the public school’s level of teaching.  So those in charter schools end up with inferior eduction, and those remaining in the underfunded public schools also get inferior education, and the net result is an educational decline.

The only way too boost standards is to boost education in public schools, which (unlike Charter schools) are accountable and because of that, do a far better job.

Those wishing to reform education by making it less public, are not reforming education towards any student’s best interest.  They want education reformed so it provides their investors a better return. not a better return for every one of the public-good’s dollar being spent..