I have mixed feelings about charter schools. I am concerned that our education is being sold off to big business. Now, a lot of charter schools are run by non-profits. That is cool, because education should be something that doesn't make money. Education is an investment. Yet private industry does find a way to rip people off. I am proud to say the first 2 years I was in college I never bought 1 book. I borrowed from friends or was in art classes.
I was listening to NPR and they discussed the school closings in DC. Which made me question why the schools closed so abruptly. I like the idea of specialized schools. However, I wonder why these schools close so fast? They open just as fast, too. Which also makes you wonder how a school can fail in 2 years? I mean teachers take 5 years before they are effective, and then the school gets shut down in 2 year? The reason given on the NPR story has to be money. You can extrapolate 2 things from this, 1) people are not investing properly into education and 2) where is the money going?
I have no answers on this. I could also be wrong. However, I would be curious to find anyone trying to answer these questions.
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