Editorial: Challenge and choice

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Tea Party Tim

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 29, 2011
Ohio's charter schools are still proving themselves?

Sure...proving themselves to be a massive failure and extensive money laundering scheme to put our taxpayer dollars in private management companies' pockets.
School Choice

Derry, NH

#2 Mar 29, 2011
To Tea Bagger Tim,

You have to provide evidence if you are going to say things such as this, As your party understands and advocates for choice and freedom are necessary for every individual as in health care, having the choice to have it or not. Parent and children need to have choices in their education Charter Schools are just one way and not all of them are great or even good but some do an exceptional job with students. Yep we need to make sure that the money goes where it is intended and so too with Public and Private schools.
Gigity Gigity

United States

#3 Mar 29, 2011
School Choice wrote:
To Tea Bagger Tim,
You have to provide evidence if you are going to say things such as this, As your party understands and advocates for choice and freedom are necessary for every individual as in health care, having the choice to have it or not. Parent and children need to have choices in their education Charter Schools are just one way and not all of them are great or even good but some do an exceptional job with students. Yep we need to make sure that the money goes where it is intended and so too with Public and Private schools.
Why did you refer to tea party tim by a homosexual activity?
33 Gerry

Florence, KY

#4 Mar 29, 2011
Charter schools do not close when they fail, they continue to operate and close when they reach a financial disaster. Public Schools are never allowed to reach that financial disaster. they must continue to open their doors. they are there day after day year after year generation after gerneration. Challenges occur daily in public schools and they have met those challenges. It is embarassing that a public newspaper applauds a 1.8 BILLION dollar cut to education in this state. And never mentions the real reason this happens . the financial near financial collapse was ot caused by teacher and failing schools. it was caused by greed and fraud at the executive level of banks and not one executive is paying fo rhtose illegal activities. No it is the children of this state who must suffer the consequemces/. Sjhame on you for not doing a more in depth reporting of this crisis.
dave chappelle

Hilliard, OH

#5 Mar 30, 2011
School Choice wrote:
To Tea Bagger Tim,
You have to provide evidence if you are going to say things such as this, As your party understands and advocates for choice and freedom are necessary for every individual as in health care, having the choice to have it or not. Parent and children need to have choices in their education Charter Schools are just one way and not all of them are great or even good but some do an exceptional job with students. Yep we need to make sure that the money goes where it is intended and so too with Public and Private schools.
Studies have shown that 41% of charter schools in Ohio perform worse than comparable public schools. 17% do better, and the rest are about the same. And anyone who reads this newspaper knows how millions of taxpayer dollars have "disappeared" from these schools over the years.

72% of Ohio public schools are at or above accepted standards of achievement. Less than 40% of Ohio charter schools meet that standard.

Yet as long as the Republicans keep raking in the donations from White Hat and other management companies, we'll keep throwing more and more taxpayer dollars at an educational concept with an 83% failure rate.

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