We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I don't give much credence to the idea that charter schools are the answer to the problems with public education after having read an article several years ago about class sizes in Los Angeles charter schools.
Seems the teachers wanted to be able to use funds to buy sound equipment so they could be heard by students in the large classes. I thought that small class size and the ability to give more individual attention to students was a primary reason for the establishment of charter schools in the first place.
Could it be that we're still dealing with the same teaching mentality, just changing the trappings?