They are like a computer virus. They take over a district, and use it to spread themselves to the next host….
“…It’s a fairly rudimentary exercise to be frank with you…Revenue follows the student to charter schools. Fixed costs do not follow the student proportionately. So therefore, the more revenue loss you get, the fixed cost base stays the same. There’s erosion. So it’s a pretty simple model…” –Independent Auditor discussing the Metro Nashville Public Schools audit…
This is exactly why if we wish to open charter schools, they need to be independent of all revenue which follows the students. As charter schools grow (and they do not educate the majority, only a very tiny minority of people,) the majority of students get shafted.
At 20% Charter School attendance, for every child a charter school helps, it hurts four public school children… There is no exception to this under today’s funding structure… Every charter school hurts public schools more than those public schools are already hurting right now.
Jack Markell said so himself when campaigning in 2008…. There is no way Penny Schwinn can twist this truism… It is a a fact. There is no way Rodel can twist this truism, It is a fact. There is no way Earl Jacques, Charter School Sower Extrodinaire, can twist this truism… Facts are facts…
4 people get hurt for every child that goes to a charter school!
Immediately we need a bill that dislocates charter school funding from public schools, and pays for them as we currently do vocational schools… LINE ITEMS IN STATE BUDGET!
This Tennessee story is interesting… The Charter Group fully thought the study would vindicate their cause and allow open season for charters to spawn… The audit showed they couldn’t have been more wrong… Since they approved the audit, they now have to live with the egg on their face….
Meaning the figures are not even close… Charter schools are the death of a public school system… With overwhelming evidence in Nashville, Memphis, Washington DC, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and next door in Philadelphia., it is a wonder that anyone in Delaware can ever support more charter schools…
They must love hurting 4 little children for every one they privatize …..
Imagine if we had privatized women’s suffrage and let corporations handle it. it would be botched for sure. Imagine if we had privatized Negro Civil Rights in the 60’s and let corporations handle it. Yeah, you know where that would lead us. Imagine if we turned the Clean Water Act or the Clean Air act over to corporations… Yeah, you know how that would turn out… How is the privatization of Indiana’s turnpike coming? About as bad as our privatization of public schools.
Some things simply can’t be privatized … Public education is one… Everyone who supports Charters is like Will Smith; an enemy of the state….