I think the Nova charter school controversy exposes a dark side of the whole charter school movement. The articles I've read indicate that a desire on the part of an influential parent group to provide what they term a "classical Christian" education is at the heart of the matter. They want a sectarian school funded with public monies. Other charter schools are designed to attract students of particular ethnic backgrounds.
Charter schools may do some good (though some studies have concluded they don't produce results better than ordinary public schools). However, they also seem to be engaged in segregating students on the basis of religion and ethnicity, exactly what we've fought so hard to remove from the public school system. Is that what the charter school movement is really all about? Segregation? Charlie Swope St. Paul _____________________________________________ To Join: St. Paul Issues Forum Rules Discussion Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ____________________________________________ NEW ADDRESS FOR LIST: firstname.lastname@example.org To subscribe, modify subscription, or get your password - visit: http://www.mnforum.org/mailman/listinfo/stpaul Archive Address: http://www.mnforum.org/mailman/private/stpaul/