Message from AlanPowell in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #politics-free-for-all
They usually operate at a lower cost than the public schools
I come from a long line of soldiers and teachers. Fairly well versed on the subject.
How low the operating cost is doesn't matter if you don't go there.
Thomas Sowell speaks highly of charter schools
It's not free, yet the government mandates that all children must attend school.
They're usually under their budget, unlike the other ones
Which frankly is BS
"No child left behind" is a disaster.
public schools are bad in general
we learned the same thing in every grade
Well yeah but if the government would let them run at the state level it would be so much better. Get those dumb ass policies out.
If a kid won't learn, kick them out.
if you say stuff like that, people will act as though you shot their grandma
leftists are really emotional about any sort of change in that direction
The charter schools here, are an offshoot of a single district, and they're funded with the per-student amount that their home district would have gotten, but it's diverted to the charter school
And yes, that's how it works everywhere
That seems much better, I don't see the problem
Issue is when poor neighborhoods have the state put many of their students in charter schools, taking the funding with them.
Suddenly you can hardly afford textbooks let alone pay the teachers fairly
how much good would it do if we just got rid of teachers unions?
That sounds like a budgeting problem, not a charter school problem
Fuck teachers unions
Teachers are one of the most important professions because they groom the future. But get paid shit.
My uncle just retired early because of that
Privatize all this shit
they don't get paid shit really, but yeah i'm with Fitz, most of this shit would be better privatized
My mother was going to get fucked over and not get her benefits because of her sabatical, so the union pressured the school board to pay out. I would probably be homeless.
She can barely walk.
He was threatened with a knife by a MIDDLE SCHOOL student, brought him to the priniple, the student was apologized to, my uncle reprimanded, and the the kids PARENTS threatened him in a parking lot after school
She worked with inner city kids and put up with racist little black kids in foster care, that wouldn't listen to anything you told them.
Yeah sounds normal
*He teaches fucking music.*
Happens all the time. The parent is the customer.
Fuck unions in general
was this in the ghetto or something?
Sort of, but not really
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