The taxpayers' money follow the student. The parents make the choice where to send their children, therefore control the money.
Instead of being so obsessed with how much money Mr. Mitchell is making, why not demand that the traditional public schools use the taxpayers' money they are receiving more wisely. If there is so much money to line administrators' pockets in a small charter school...where is all that money going that is given to the traditional public schools? Not to the teachers. Not to the teacher assistants....all we hear about is cutting teachers and teacher assistants throughout the state.
Maybe the traditional public schools could learn something from the way The Roger Bacon Academy is being run. Their test scores are higher. Students are on wait lists to get a seat.
Not all parents want their children to go to a charter school, but it is very nice that parents in our area have the CHOICE on where to send their children. Until a charter school was available, that choice was not available...unless you could afford to send your child to a private school.
We choose where to worship. We choose where to buy groceries. We choose which station to watch the news. It is good that this community can choose where to send their children for an education.
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