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31 charter schools risk closure in 2011 | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 94 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 28, 2010, titled 31 charter schools risk closure in 2011 | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

It is improbable, but not impossible: At the same time that 31 Ohio charter schools could be ordered to close, another 41 could be gearing up to open.

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Reader

Columbus, OH

#83 Jul 2, 2010
cew900 wrote:
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I admit, when I first moved to Columbus I was shocked to learn Clintonville was in Columbus Schools. Why can't they have their own schools like Bexley?
So, these parents should take their kids out of a better school and give that money to Columbus schools?
Ummm, Bexley has it's own city government. It is its own city. Clintonville is just a neighborhood within Columbus.

But, you apparently advocate that any group of financially well-situated home-owners be permitted to withdraw from the larger community and set up an exclusive public district?
jessica27

Columbus, OH

#84 Jul 2, 2010
Reader wrote:
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Ummm, Bexley has it's own city government. It is its own city. Clintonville is just a neighborhood within Columbus.
But, you apparently advocate that any group of financially well-situated home-owners be permitted to withdraw from the larger community and set up an exclusive public district?
Yep, sounds good to me! I hear there is also a House Bill to prevent CCS from ending win-win unilaterlly!
Reader

Columbus, OH

#85 Jul 2, 2010
jessica27 wrote:
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Yep, sounds good to me! I hear there is also a House Bill to prevent CCS from ending win-win unilaterlly!
I'm not sure what you mean by "ending win-win unilaterally." Any of the districts in the agreement can decide not to participate at any point (and at least one has, as I recall). The only immediate consequence would be cessation of dollars flowing into the Columbus district. Any other changes in district boundaries would have to be by mutual agreement of any affected districts--with the approval of the state school board.

But, if you don't mind my saying so, you are coming off as a selfish twit with little understanding of public education or the responsibility of the state (per the state Constitution) to ensure it. In what universe is this best accomplished by picking off little segments of folks who get a bit ahead and decide that they don't need any of the others any more?
drlove

Hillsboro, OH

#86 Jul 3, 2010
Reader...research ohio house bill 302.
If it passes the only way CCS can end win-win is if another district wants to, and if I understand it will only be with that district.
They won't be able to pull a stunt like they did this spring.
No one wants their child to go to CCS if they can avoid it.

What is wrong in wanting the best for their child?
Reader

Columbus, OH

#87 Jul 3, 2010
drlove wrote:
Reader...research ohio house bill 302.
If it passes the only way CCS can end win-win is if another district wants to, and if I understand it will only be with that district.
They won't be able to pull a stunt like they did this spring.
No one wants their child to go to CCS if they can avoid it.
What is wrong in wanting the best for their child?
I will look into the bill. Be aware, however, that the only "stunt" pulled in the spring was for several CCS Board members to ask that data be considered prior to automatically signing off on a renewal. And, as I point out--any actual change to boundaries can only be accomplished by mutual agreement in a lengthy process that in the end must be approved by the State Board. If CCS pulled out, the only immediate impact would be that the suburban districts would no longer be obligated to share tax revenue with CCS in the various areas covered by win-win.

Regarding your question--it is not right to go after the best for your own child if it requires stealing from your neighbor's child. I think that you would have no trouble in agreeing with that. Now--you may not agree, but the Supreme Court has four times ruled that the State is Constitutionally responsible for the creation of a thorough and efficient system of schools. It can hardly be argued that confining the largest population of students to a school system that, by your description, no one would want their child to go to if they could avoid it, is either thorough or efficient.

And, I am just patriotic enough to insist that in a democracy we all are the state--with Constitutionally defined responsibilities. So, no, it is not all right for a group defined by their ability to buy houses in a certain price range to set up an exclusive, but publicly funded, district. We already have far too much of that kind of thinking under our "local control" mentality and it is absolutely killing us as a state. We cannot afford to continue the vast inequities of the currentl system, let alone make them worse.
Reader

Columbus, OH

#88 Jul 3, 2010
drlove wrote:
Reader...research ohio house bill 302.
If it passes the only way CCS can end win-win is if another district wants to, and if I understand it will only be with that district.
They won't be able to pull a stunt like they did this spring.
No one wants their child to go to CCS if they can avoid it.
What is wrong in wanting the best for their child?
OK--I looked up HB 302. It's another knee-jerk, do-nothing bill likely to go nowhere (prohibiting the erection of signs to point out to the public projects that are funded by the American Recovery Act). But no mention of win-win.
ripoff

Hilliard, OH

#89 Jul 3, 2010
charter schools are just a big scam, ripoff tax money, they should never been eligable for tax money. most are run by blacks. once the free money runs out the owners run out.i dont want a penny of my tax dollor going to them, close them all.
TALKING HEAD

Hillsboro, OH

#90 Jul 4, 2010
At least they aren't columbus city schools

another shocked person that people with families move to clintonville. they must have the cash for private schools.
Lotoftalk

Columbus, OH

#91 Jul 4, 2010
So many words, if all who post would volunteer at their children's school, things would be better!!
TALKING HEAD

Hillsboro, OH

#92 Jul 4, 2010
Lotoftalk wrote:
So many words, if all who post would volunteer at their children's school, things would be better!!
I volunteer at my son's school 2-3 times a month.
PROUD CPA MOM

Reynoldsburg, OH

#93 Jul 7, 2010
Lotoftalk wrote:
So many words, if all who post would volunteer at their children's school, things would be better!!
I vooluenteer all the time at my children's school:)

Since: Sep 09

columbus

#94 Oct 20, 2010
Looking back on this....I'm am PROUD to say that CPA has been listed as a SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE. GO COUGARS!!

“Fire in my Bones and”

Since: Apr 10

The sweet taste of Kerosene

#95 Oct 21, 2010
Darn Straight! Go Cougars! I have beena proud CPA parent for 3 years now, and I couldn't be happier.
Arienne

Columbus, OH

#96 Mar 5, 2013
I just found this post! I am a proud CPA mom also. It is 2013 and CPA has a 111.1 rating. The doubters need to check their own schools scores before dogging CPA!!

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