Carolyn,You are correct in that our legislators listen.... to
certain people and special interest groups. Not saying that charter schools are
a bad thing, but many legislators who have pushed charter schools have also
profited personally from that push. Charter schools have certainly been good
for some kids, but lets slow down with the idea that the legislature is doing
what is forward thinking and doing what is best for kids simply because they are
proponents of charter schools.
I'm glad to see Utah getting a good grade in this, because we really do
have many forward-thinking policy makers and education leaders who are
supportive of charter schools. I really appreciate the progress made in the
past 10 years, and the many opportunities open to families now that help them
find the right education for their child. Sonia is right - our
legislators listen and aren't afraid to do what's best for kids. Congratulations Utah! May we keep moving forward toward an excellent
education for every student.