This topic has been addressed in many forms, but it’s relevant in more than one way. With the public school system having a myriad of issues to tackle going forward, alternatives are a good thing. At least most of the time. Those engaging in reform would do well to not replicate the mistakes that have been made already. However, Channel 9 reported this local charter school goes much farther and bolder than anyone could imagine. (Thanks to Tricia for the heads up).
It’s sad to think that this is commonplace in our society, yet there will always be another. For every sex scandal, there is embezzlement or violence hiding right around the corner. The private sector is no different from the public sector, except for in one important way. People can always choose not to engage in business with the private company. However, government provides no such alternative other than to move out of your city, state, or in the act of desperation, country. Let’s hope this group is unable to move forward with these types of “reforms” with taxpayer dollars. Perhaps the Q and A provided by Channel 9 explains some of those questionable behaviors for some readers, but there seems to be more questions than answers at this point.
After the State Superintendent scandal, the test scores scandal and these local scandals, what will it take for our citizens to realize there is major trouble in education (or our gov’t in general)?