From the Cuyahoga to CT, charters had a good week
February 08, 2012
district has irked some parents by taking them to court over their children’s
tardiness. Parent involvement is well and good, but districts will find
that charging parents with misdemeanors may not foster the kind of engagement
they were shooting for.
Terry noted, on Monday Cleveland's
mayor announced an ambitious plan to overhaul the city's schools by
partnering with high performing charters, granting district schools greater
flexibility, and changing rules over teacher layoffs and pay. First Indianapolis, then Detroit,
the Rust Belt is finally recognizing that economic revitalization starts
in city classrooms. As Ohio Governor John Kasich said in Tuesday’s State
of the State address, “We can change urban education in Ohio and in
America. That is worth fighting for.”
Florida Senate education committee approved a bill requiring school
districts to share their construction and maintenance funding with
charter schools. Districts can grump all they want, but the fact
remains that charters have long been denied a crucial part of the funding
pie; Gadfly hopes they will finally get their just desserts.
governor waded into the midst
of the charter school fight this week, calling for more charters with
increased funding, and asking local districts to chip in with the expense.
cranky over the cost need to realize that more options will mean
better choices for Connecticut’s