The fundamental reason Yours Truly can not accept the Charter School rational is that Charter Schools, although funded by tax money, are fundamentally not public schools. The bedrock principal of public schools, and the main reason why I choose to remain employed in the public schools, is that they accept any student that crosses their threshold; by law, mandate, and volition. Charter Schools have not, cannot, and will not answer the key symptom of our educational crisis: how to educate our most difficult and expensive to service. Where there is not direct profit, charters will not go. I embrace the free market mentality in the market place. The free market does not address the common good. We do.
The emperor is butt-naked,