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  •  Parent Triggers (2+ / 0-)
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    BlueDragon, Lujane

    I have greater concerns with parent triggers.  

    What may be wrong with such a school is not the school administration, but the population which it serves.  When kids arrive at school so far behind, and when the deprivations of their lives drag them down like boat anchors every day, when kids cannot even speak the language, schools cannot magically fix these problems.    Schools can do great things for them and give them opportunities, but it not reasonable to try to rank them against schools loaded with rich kids who have had every advantage, and then close them down when the end up on the bottom of such a ranking.

    And, is there a trigger to force a charter school BACK to being a public school if the grand experiment does not work?   If not, then that's a huge problem.    How do you fix your mistakes?

    •  if you read the essay and links (1+ / 0-)
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      one of the bills is to pass triggers.  Sigh.

      ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

      by Diane Gee on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 09:14:51 AM PST

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      •  I know (1+ / 0-)
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        That's why I commented on them.  

        But, virtual learning is different in so many ways.  And, so many people here on DKOS don't understand the need, don't understand the challenges getting it implemented, and don't understand that there may be a rational argument for charters (properly supervised, of course).   The knee jerk reactions are frustrating, and could impede meaningful progress.

        •  Oh GO WRITE AN ESSAY (0+ / 0-)

          Of your own.  

          My essay was not knee jerky and I am not your platform to lash out at the whole dKos community.


          ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

          by Diane Gee on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 10:57:44 AM PST

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