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Old 11-16-2023, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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yeah, right

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...e/71531394007/

 
Old 11-16-2023, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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I'll say this for charter schools: the inner city ones in Eastern Pennsylvania put together some dynamite basketball teams that dominate the small-school divisions.
 
Old 11-16-2023, 02:35 PM
 
Location: A coal patch in Pennsyltucky
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I'll say this for charter schools: the inner city ones in Eastern Pennsylvania put together some dynamite basketball teams that dominate the small-school divisions.
And what you are describing is an AAU basketball team looking to associate with a charter school so they can compete in as a PIAA school.
 
Old 11-16-2023, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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I had two kids in AZ school districts at one time, and due to the overwhelming use of funding for English As A Second Language, I can imagine the charter schools may be doing a better job than the public schools there!

Charter schools vary in quality, just like schools from one district to another, or even within the same district depending on how wealthy of area one lives in.

Equal opportunity comes from equal education of which we all know isn't the case in the USA.
 
Old 11-16-2023, 06:56 PM
 
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Can anyone read the article?
 
Old 11-16-2023, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Paywall. Although I can say that charter schools are fairly popular here in Metro Denver and some of them seem to be great while others are not so great. I’m happy our kids have options.
 
Old 11-16-2023, 07:31 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Ive always been agnostic about charters. They can be just as crappy -- or just as good --as any given pubic school. They can suffer from excessive teacher turnover, poor leadership, weak curriculums, stupid discipline practices, and/or financial mismanagement. Charters that work, however, are wonderful. At their best, they can outperform public schools academically, save some students from attending dangerous neighborhood schools, offer strong extracurricular options, and prepare many kids very well for college. In short, just like traditional public schools, some are great and some are just awful.

Parents looking at a charter school should not just assume that the charter school is "better" than the neighborhood school. Sometimes it is. And sometimes it isn 't.
 
Old 11-16-2023, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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And what you are describing is an AAU basketball team looking to associate with a charter school so they can compete in as a PIAA school.
I'm aware of that. My son's team in his junior year was stacked and should have gone far -- but ran into a Philly team in the first round of States and lost a tough overtime game. Same team the following year, and we got blown out in the first round.

Honestly though, the real thing about charter schools, in my experience, is that they tend to be in poor, minority areas. We should be comparing their scores to public schools in poor, minority areas, not "the national average". I'm neither a big cheerleader or a hater, but let's compare apples to apples.
 
Old 11-16-2023, 10:15 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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... I’m happy our kids have options.
Of course... Charter Schools are but one of many GREAT options. (unless you are STUCK in the Public School RUT) Which you don't have to be in America, land of the free, and home of the 'sheltered'.

As ALWAYS, know your choices well, be engaged, be supportive of SOLUTIONS for all kids. Do what is right for your family.

Careful to avoid the "You-Can't-Do-that" 'advisors', here and elsewhere. There are always plenty of those.
 
Old 11-17-2023, 06:25 AM
 
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I have yet to have a good experience with charters personally. I think that more and more they are becoming cash grabs, local districts and states should be very selective in what charters they choose to approve.
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