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    ManhattanMan, alizard

    PA are not public - but private and require tuition paid with vouchers - then you have an issue. But it's not valid in North Carolina, where charters are public schools and there is no tuition or cross-district fees. And they must teach to the same tests regular public schools do, and they must be as integrated as public schools are, and they must jump all the public hoops all public schools must jump.

    It's just that our charters deal better with a certain subset of at-risk students, have smaller class sizes and more engaged teachers, and offer much more in the way of actual experiential learning beyond mere test-taking. This has helped to improve public schools across the board as methods that work are shared among teachers and administrators, everybody wins.

    One size doesn't fit all. Your personal vendetta against charters simply doesn't apply in many states, and when you arrogantly insist it does you lose credibility.

    Now, more than ever, we need the Jedi.

    by Joieau on Thu Apr 21, 2011 at 02:29:07 PM PDT

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