Updated: Feb 5
Poor, Black and other marginalized students and their families have the right to select the public school that best serves their children. The unidentified 'villain' in the 25 year charter school debate is how the state decided to fund public charters in the original 1997 law. Local school boards had no input on the state legislation that mandated that school districts pay charter student tuition. The state needs to pay audited charter student tuition bills directly to the charter schools, instead of requiring local school districts pay. Charter schools are public school not funded by the state, but unfairly funded by local boards and their taxpayer.
Ron Sofo, Democrat, for PPS District 2