Uncle Si wrote:
Privatization is fine... but how do you guarantee balance and equity across the whole platform of schools?
I think once that private charter school/voucher model is followed and proves that it can be financially viable, then that can be carried out in just about district.
The main issue I've seen is school unions all over are fighting private charter schools tooth and nail, because it diverts funds from their districts and hierarchy of doing things. California's teacher's union has used their influence to shoot down many charter school bonds and props.
So it's not so much equity and balance between schools, it's cutting through all the politics and red tape of allowing every and any district that wants to implement charter schools the proper backing and resources to so.