- Thu, Dec 3, 2009, 1:10 P
Holiday Charter School Laundry
"Secondly, you seem to be essentially saying that one particular view of Charter Schools is the only one allowed on the school committee because that is the only view that serves the children of Montague.To me this precisely the mentality I ran against when I ran for school committee - waving the flag of "the children" to justify a particular policy."
"I support choices for children and parents of Montague and I strongly feel that the Charter Schools are and will be agents of change in public education that will benefit all "the children."
You'll get no disagreement from me on that. I school choiced one of my children. I wanted them to have the best education available. (That I could afford).
My concerns are not about "the children" (which is of course very important), it is about fiscal and resource management assigned to the school committee. Their focus should be on responsible management of the assets to which they have over-site.
Jeff, I applaud your outspoken stance on this subject. If you don't think there is an issue here then I'll concede to your position. But if the charter school is successful it will not make the SC job any easier.
Forget the Sisyphus comparison, this is more appropriate.