1000’s rally to stop the public school system from destroying kids’ educations

in support of Charter Schools a few thousand people gathered in Atlanta to rally. Four school districts have filed a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the Charter School Commission. The public school systems really aren’t concerned about the constitutionality of it. They are concerned that the money that props up their bureaucracy has found a more efficient way to get students educated.

I do have a question though — instead of a charter school system separate from the school system, why not just make the public school systems all charter schools?


  1. Sleepy Tom says:

    Thanks, but the charter schools do well specifically because none of the bureaucratic overhead that is embedded in the crappy public school systems is present.

  2. Game Fan says:

    Hey, Charter Schools are great. In fact, it’s one of the many things the corporatists like to outsource. It’s especially great if you have the inside track with the stock of the textbook publishers. Others would include private prisons, a privatized Interstate system where you “pay as you go” (in addition to the gas tax) Blackwater (Dubya’s “Praetorian Guard”) and…???

  3. John Konop says:

    Sonny & Casey Please Help!

    We need a new direction in high school education, away from the heavy handed, one-size-fits-all No Child Left Behind system that has failed students and strained tax payers.

    We need Governor Perdue and Lieutenant Governor Cagle to step up and lead, instead of rubber-stamping failed gimmick programs like Kathy Cox’s Math 123—we need real solutions.

    More Choice, Not Less

    Why not coordinate the current university, junior college system, certificate programs, and technical colleges with our high schools? Georgia’s only nationally-ranked high school academic program—the math program used in Cherokee, Cobb, and Fulton counties—currently coordinates its advanced math program with local colleges. Why not expand the concept to all high schools, instead of eliminating it, as Kathy Cox has proposed?

    How to Expand

    Beginning in the 9th grade, public high schools could coordinate curriculums with local universities, junior colleges, certificate programs, and technical colleges to give kids a chance to pursue job training or advanced academics. This would not only save tax-payer money, it would match students with their best opportunities to become productive tax payers after high school. Also, graduates that earn vocational certificates could still expand their education down the road. For example, a nurse’s aide could train to become a nurse.

    University-track students would be eligible to have their junior and senior year course work coordinated with a university system, either on campus or via the internet. This would both challenge Georgia students and give them a leg-up when competing with students from other states. This idea has already been proven effective in Cherokee county’s advanced math program—which is nationally ranked.

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