Particularly useful if that charter school founder happens to be a legislator
So much for charter schools not be exclusionary. You have every chance in the
world to get in except for those that get special favors. I'm also
wondering why my son with special needs never won the lottery. This bill sounds
fishy to me.
I have a pretty profound problem with this. I think it is only fair that
everyone participate in the same lottery process… or not. Yes, it only
effects a few, but I think it effects the few in some serious ways. On the one
hand, a couple of spots aren't available for the kids in the lottery
system, and on the other hand, the children and grandchildren of charter school
founders learn that they are special and don't have to follow the rules
like everyone else, which might not be the best message to send. After all, in
our community we believe nobody should be given special treatment…?I am also concerned that the enormously one sided voting communicates a
concerning message to me. The needs of the many may not be as important as the
needs of the children of the few who make decisions. In my ideal democratic
republic society, there would be more even views. Kind of like multiple points
of view, or differing opinions. Something like that.
With all the problems of so many children, this "passed quickly
through?"It is now so common that politicians don't even
hide their self-dealing any more.