In Part I, I established a backdrop for how the people have lost local control and have confused the public with the private, and indeed have formed mergers called, “public private partnerships” or “P3s.”
I urge you to review each Part in sequence so that you can follow the logic and avoid confusion or misinterpretation of this argument.
Part 2, describes the history behind the P3 and begins to discuss what this sacred cow is and how it has killed “choice” in the trade market.
Part 3 explains more about what this sacred cow is, how it has damaged free enterprise and competition in the health care industry, and how it is applied to education policy.
Part 4, dissects the anatomy of the Charter school movement vs. the private school and shows what has gone wrong – very wrong – enough to kill reduce parental choices and to destroy the private schools and force them into the public system.
In Part 5, I illustrate how open enrollment, the hallmark of school choice/charters, has forced loss of local control and accountability to the taxpayer, and how it is feeding the consolidation of power beast. I identify the charter school as the business model, funding plan and organizational structure for the regionalization and nationalization of public schools, which completely removes accountability to the local taxpayer. This is taxation without representation.
School Choice, Charter Schools = Loss of Local Control
For years, parents complained about how they were stuck with one neighborhood school they didn’t like, but they couldn’t move, and they had no choices. Back to Part 1, I explained how I ran for the school board on a “school choice/voucher” platform because I felt that same frustration. We needed a choice of curriculum and if we couldn’t get it in the neighborhood school, then we should have the right to apply for another school. It’s was called “open enrollment.”
How wrong I was. But we got what we wished for. Here’s the flaw: Read More