Sunday, July 3, 2011

An Urban Teacher's Education: The Georgia Charter Schools Association says Charter Schools ARE Public Schools

An Urban Teacher's Education: The Georgia Charter Schools Association says Charter Schools ARE Public Schools

The Georgia Charter Schools Association says Charter Schools ARE Public Schools

In the Atlanta airport yesterday, I caught myself lingering at the ad below, posted by the Georgia Charter Schools Association:


GCSA claims that all charter schools are public schools. If we define public institutions as institutions that thrive on public money, then yes, charter schools are public schools. In the same way, I suppose, major league baseball stadiums are public stadiums. And AIG, Bank of America and General Motors are public corporations.

What GCSA fails to mention is that some charter schools are run by for-profit organizations, some havecorporate sponsorships, many refuse or council out underachieving students or students with special needs,

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