Monday, November 9, 2009
Another case of money vs. what's right for kids?
In what appears to be another case of fighting for money versus what is right for kids, citizens demanded that a charter school have it's charter revoked. A school for the arts in downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts is being assailed by anti-charter school citizens. The citizens have a number of reasons they think the school should be closed, but apparently none of those reasons have anything to do with whether the school is effective or not.
In a telling quote, the mayor says, "In a way, this is a fight about money." Aha, who cares what happens to the kids, as long as we get our money. Of course, as I've argued before, the money deserves to follow the kids. If it's anyone's money, it's the kids' money. The money is provided by taxpayers to educate children. If the children are being educated, then there shouldn't be a problem.
See this also from Boston.com