by smf for 4LAKidsNews
22 Jan 2012 :: My recent perusal of stories about the Parent Trigger misfire in Adelanto brought me to this description of charter schools from the LA Times:
Charter schools are publicly financed, independently run and mostly nonunion.
If you look below to the citations produced when one Googles that phrase you will see that that description has become the generally accepted media norm.
This is fair, honest and correct – and skates around the issue/controversy/question as to whether charters are private schools or public schools. Charter School operators universally contend that they are public schools – often incorporating that in their name: Green Dot Public Schools.
However the Bureau of the Census – which is a part of the US Dept of Commerce – as well as a couple of federal courts – has ruled the charter schools are private schools . Recent LA Superior Court opinions have identified charter schools as private schools.
The correct boilerplate should probably be:
Charter schools are publicly financed, independently run and mostly nonunion private schools.
As entrepreneurs one would think they wouldn’t want to distance themselves from unregulated free-market capitalism and private enterprise.
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1 hour ago – Charter schools are publicly financed, independently run and mostly nonunion. The Adelanto effort began several months ago, when former ...
Nov 29, 2011 – And teachers will continue to work under the terms of the larger labor ... charter schools, which are publicly funded and mostly nonunion.
7 hours ago – Charter schools are mostly made up of non-union employees, are publicly financed and independently run with input from parents.
2 days ago – ... campuses are mostly nonunion, publicly financed but independently run. ... the rents that Imagine charter schools in Pinellas and Pasco (and ...
11 hours ago – Gradebook features education articles and insights on schools in Florida, ... the pro-charter school documentary that touted Michele Rhee, ... Those campuses are mostly nonunion, publicly financed but independently run.
1 day ago – Charter schools are public schools run by private groups and often have their .... are mostly nonunion, publicly financed but independently run.
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Charter Teachers Fired for Trying to Tell Emmett Till's Story During Black ... The incident highlights the tenuous job security for mostly nonunion teachers in charter schools, which are publicly financed but independently run.
2 days ago – ... at her children's school in the High Desert community of Adelanto. ... to convert Desert Trails Elementary School into a charter campus, ... Those campuses are mostly nonunion, publicly financed but independently run.
Do charter schools make the grade? A closer look ... a charter. Those campuses are mostly nonunion, publicly financed but independently run.” ...
Charter schools are primary or secondary schools that receive public money (and like .... Most teachers, by a 68 percent to 21 percent margin, say schools would be better ..... These schools are run the same as state schools, but they are allowed to ... Free schools are publicly funded by school vouchers but independent in ...