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  •  "Charter schools" is used as code for (0+ / 0-)

    "for-profit" and it's hard not to hear it as meaning that. As someone upthread said, not-for-profits have their place in some communities. But I'm especially wary of anything that could helps RWers when they one day get the Congress  and presindency back.

    •  In NOLA, yes (1+ / 0-)
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      But nationwide, I would bet the vast majority of charter schools are not for profit.

    •  Amen to that. (1+ / 0-)
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      Just reading my local paper here in north metro Atlanta, the for profit charter schools are all suffering from a very high turnover in principals.  Not only do they have to educate kids, they also have to report to corporate and show a profit. To do this they have to start cutting corners educationally and really can't attract the top teachers. I am totally against for profit charter schools as well as vouchers since that means taxpayer money going to RW Christian schools.

      Obama would be perfect if he were a Cubs fan.

      by Georgia Liberal on Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 12:32:32 PM PDT

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