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EDUCATION: What are charter critics afraid of?

Letter by Richard M. Mannix, Lakewood on July 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm | No Comments »
July 5, 2013 1:17 pm

Re: “Group files suit challenging charter school law” (TNT, 7-5).

I applaud Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s position supporting the will of the voters on charter schools.
The fact is that our public schools are not doing the job, and we keep pouring money into a broken system. To make graduation easier they have even lowered the number of tests to graduate. Is that solving the academic problem or circumventing it?

Teachers’ unions and some school administrators resisting this new concept are seeking to maintain a status quo system that has failed. Is it their jobs they are worried about rather than our most valuable assets – our students?

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