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    science nerd

    does that mean we have to paint them all with the same brush?  I hope we're all open-minded enough to understand that "some charters are bad" does not lead to the logical conclusion that "all charters are bad."

    My daughters' open enrollment charter school has the best test scores in the county, and probably over much of the state.  Contrary to what many believe it's not b/c they "teach to the test" although they are clearly very aware of the standards to be tested.  They teach a broad curriculum with music and art and lots of science and social studies even in the very earliest grades where they find a variety of ways to integrate reading and math skills standards into learning about the world.  The children are inquisitive, lively, very creative and every year produce phenomenal scores on the standardized tests.

    There must be a way we can allow for the innovation of charter schools while controlling for some level of quality.  Frankly, every child deserves to be educated the way my children are being educated. We won the lottery so we get the opportunity. Millions of other students here (Stockton, CA) are not anywhere near as fortunate.  Something has to change.

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