originally posted by: PhilbertDezineck
a reply to: AutomateThis1
Do you have educational people in your family who are union? y LIke I recommended the book by Thomas Sowell who is a fellow at Stanford not a bastion
of Republican thought. He is not afraid to tell the truth about the subjects he writes on.
No, but I know what angle you're getting at.
I've seen the difference between a regular public school and a charter school with my own eyes. I've seen the coursework that my friends' children
bring home. It's not what I would call a good education.
So, I'm inclined to believe that some areas may have better charter schools and some don't. I don't think charter schools are the be all/end all of
I know about Sowell, and what he says about charter schools.
But from what I've seen with my own two eyes and heard I am not impressed.
Charter schools may very well test better. But the same argument for regular public school testing holds true to charter school testing. Just because
kids are getting good grades and graduating does not mean that they are actually learning or receiving a good education.
Myself and many of my classmates cheated our entire way through school and passed. Looking at the numbers we probably made the school look good, but
when it came down to it I was 18 years old and could barely multiply and divide.
I had to go out and buy text books and teach myself what I didn't know so I could pass Accu-placers and job tests.
So, no I'm not going to agree that better testing equals better schooling. I don't care about political slant or unionization.
When charter schools are already hard pressed for funding they are going to do what they can to get increased funding.
Gaining access to charter schools is BS as well. You either have to apply as if you were going to some institution of higher learning or more likely
enter into a lottery drawing, and due to distance it's not feasible for everyone anyways.
If, as a child, I had gained entry into a charter school my mother would have had to drive me an higher to school, and an hour from school, and that
wasn't feasible for a family with two working adults.
I've heard the whole charter school is better argument before. I've worked with kids who had graduated from charter schools. On average they weren't
any brighter than any other publicly educated person.
So, as I stated prior. I'm not going to say that no charter school is better, but I definitely think that it depends on location. Just like any other