Friday, June 1, 2012

Charter schools drain public finances | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME

Charter schools drain public finances | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME:


Charter schools drain public finances


Charter Schools - Dividing Communities since 1991

The reliance on charter schools as viable alternatives to public education is part of a larger alarming nationwide trend toward zealous individualism and self-absorption. Rather than being turned outward toward our communities, many of us are turning inward in self-serving ways.
As responsible democratic citizens, we should be committed and willing to pour our collective energy, resources and passions into education for all, indiscriminately.
Even the most well-intentioned charter schools cater to private interests, serve only small groups and drain public finances that could be directed toward the betterment of public schools.
Why have we become so willing to abandon our long-standing goals of democracy in favor of selective education for 

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