What's Wrong With Public Schools? Wash,DC Parents overwhelm voucher program

Ron,

You wrote:

It appears parents are not too thrilled by the public schools of

Wash, DC.

10,000 students have already bailed out to charter schools.

I thought charter schools _are_ public (govt) schools. No?

Best, Michael

Dear Dr. Mike,

Yes they are but run totally differently than the Wash DC "public"
schools. Depending on the charter they have sets of standards in
conduct and teaching which "public" can't match. Hence the parents
trying to get their children from public schools to public charter
schools.

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian

fr--- In lpsf-discuss@yahoogroups.com, "Dr. Michael R. Edelstein"
<dredelstein@t...> wrote:

Ron,

You wrote:
> It appears parents are not too thrilled by the public schools of
Wash, DC.
> 10,000 students have already bailed out to charter schools.

I thought charter schools _are_ public (govt) schools. No?

Best, Michael

From: "Ronald Getty" <tradergroupe@y...>
To: "Libertarian Yahoo Group" <lpsf-discuss@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 9:18 AM
Subject: [lpsf-discuss] What's Wrong With Public Schools? Wash,DC
Parents overwhelm voucher program

> Dear Everyone;
>
> Great news story about a school voucher program in Washington,DC
which received some 8,400 applications for vouchers with 1,100
approved. It appears parents are not too thrilled by the public
schools of Wash, DC. 10,000 students have already bailed out to
charter schools.
>
>
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?

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chers