Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Charter schools deserve a fair chance
Like everything else in the world, schools change. Despite the protests of some good people, charter schools are a good idea and worth a try. What’s wrong with having a theme for the curriculum, or getting parents to sign a contract promising to be directly involved in their children’s schooling? I don’t know a darned thing about raising kids, but that makes a certain amount of sense to me.
Now the Waltons are really behind charter schools, and to tell the truth that makes me wonder. Still, it is just illogical, and almost superstitious, to oppose reform merely because some suspicious rich people happen to be in favor of it. This may hurt a little, but it seems sometimes as if teachers expect things to remain in a continuous state of accepting whatever happens to be the status quo. That can never be. I hate change as much as the next guy, but it is a part of life.
(Broadcast July 10, 2007)