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You are playing on words

Scott,

Granted, taxpayers pay taxes that go to educate the child. The parents make the choice on where to send their child to school, which basically means that the parents control the money.

I will not argue with you about the amount of money. You have obviously done your homework. Thank you for that.

What I do not understand is why you are so obsessed with the amount of money that Mr. Mitchell is making from his investment. If so much money is available, then why -- oh why-- are the traditional public school having to cut teachers and teacher assistants because of their school budgets? Why are so many of the schools in need of repairs?

If Mr. Mitchell really is making so much money off of 3 very small charter schools, then where is all the money being spent in the traditional public schools? Maybe it would be a good news story to find out. Instead of cutting teachers and their pay, maybe more fiscal accountability is needed.

Bottom line is....parents deserve a choice. We choose where to buy our cars. We choose where to worship. We choose which news station to listen to. We deserve a choice on where to send our children for their education.

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