Building The Perfect Beast

I’ve watched this debate continue to unfold, and as I do I try to think about what would stop the naysayers, the people who are fighting the NCS expansion. Admittedly, these observations are far from scientific, as there really are just a handful of regular bloggers/commenters.

Some of them say they are in favor of charter schools, but there seems to be so many strings attached, that there would be no way to ever have a charter school:

They shouldn’t get any money from their local district, because that money belongs to the district.
They shouldn’t get any money from the state, because the state can’t afford it.
They shouldn’t get any money from businesses, because the business will call the shots.
They shouldn’t get any money from the parents, because then the parents without money won’t send their kids there.

So they can’t have money from any sources, public or private? And of course, when they get money (I guess somebody will print it in their basement), they have to have everything every other school has.

The situation is definitely ponderous.

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