The grant you submitted again today does still not address the basic charter school safeguards of transparency, opportunity and quality. It takes money directly from our underfunded public-school system, and ties taxpayers to a generation of new expenses.
We thank all those elected officials who continue to have the courage to stand up to you.
We all believe education has the power to change lives. In fact, as a society we believe the value of an education is so great to the individual and the common good, that we all agree to share in its cost so that everyone, no matter where they live, can benefit from an education.
Public neighborhood schools believe that every child is a success story waiting to happen.
Public neighborhood schools are run by locally elected school boards that answer directly to the parents and community that elected them.
Public neighborhood schools are transparent in all their operations, subject to open meeting laws, right-to-know requests and financial audits.
Maybe it is time you start supporting public neighborhood schools.