- Wed, Dec 2, 2009, 11:21 P
Holiday Charter School Laundry
Thank you for your very clear outline.
I think the main questions we need to ask ourselves are:
Do you believe that parents should have the freedom to select a public school that best meets the needs of their child?
Do you believe that districts in light of this, are somewhat responsible for their enrollment increase/decline?
Do you believe that state funding should relate to enrollment?
One area DESE has not spent much time on is advising districts on down-sizing. Perhaps this is an area needing investment going forward.
There are interesting things (bold things) happening in Greenfield as a result of their choice situation and the threat of a charter. They have already re-opened an Elementary school focusing on Environmental education...and they are looking at Innovation schools and many other things....Kudos to them.