Guest opinion: Charter school backers strike back, ask questions Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Dec 11, 2008 at 7:02 am
There are piles of letters calling Pat Gemma's guest editorial on why the Sequoia high school district opposes Everest's charter petition "propaganda," "misleading," and even a "big lie." I call it a learning experience.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM
Posted by Explanation needed, a member of the Menlo-Atherton High School community, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:17 am
Tavenner raises some very good questions. I'd particularly like to hear a charter school opponent address the fact that Summit spends $2,600 less per student than the district. The argument I've heard from the opponents that I've always found most compelling is that Summit takes money away from the district. But it seems to me the district is saving money by having students it would have spent $9,400 on enroll in a more cost-effective program. The argument doesn't seem to hold water next to the cost comparison.