At charter schools, high enrollment, low oversight bring mixed results

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  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    Oct. 27, 2012 7:43 p.m.

    I encourage "2 cents" and everyone else to read the writings and listen to the speeches of education expert, Diane Ravitch. See especially her presentation before the City Club of Chicago. Watch all 50 minutes of her talk, if you truly want to be informed.

    If you don't think that public schools have oversight, then you weren't paying attention over the past few decades. Charters and vouchers are all about turning public funding of the education of our children into private profits.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 6:29 a.m.

    These schools are a wake up call to education for the very reasons this article claim they are not efficient.

    Oversight is very high and more accountable by students and parents in education results. These schools have many hundreds of parents of the full student body overseeing these schools, if performance is lacking the schools are soon empty and out of business. High and responsible oversight by parents is key to their success.

    Public school oversight is non existent and results of education are less than 4th grade quality as proven in their service to community and employers wanting some educated workers.

    If they lack compliance to federal and political standards is irrelevant, the standards for learning and education is much higher in charter schools and private education so that accusation is subjective to inferior testing standards in public education system. Student learning is more important than standards limiting learning and education fixating on meaningless test scores.