Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What Cranston has to Look Forward To

Julia Sass Rubin:

By shifting funds away from traditional public schools without reducing their costs, charter schools decrease the resources available for educating the majority of a community’s children. In one New Jersey school district, for example, the additional cost of a foreign-language immersion charter school resulted in the elimination of foreign language instruction for the much larger number of children attending the traditional public schools. When allocating communal goods such as public education, can the preferences of individual parents supersede the needs of the whole?

Luckily, a RI mayoral academy is easier to kill down the road than a NJ charter.

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