Ms. Bermudez is a writer for Education Post, which calls itself “a non-partisan communications organization dedicated to building support for student-focused improvements in public education from preschool to high school graduation. We believe that education is not one-size-fits-all and that every family deserves to choose from a range of schools to find the right fit for their children, including high quality charter schools.”
That’s all very lovely ...but the word “non-partisan” is defied by the buzz words “every family deserves to choose” and “including high quality charter schools”.
“Choice” polarizing word in political discourse; “A woman’s right to choose” v. “parent’s right to choose a school.” And when did anyone publicly advocate for low-or-middling quality charter schools? They happen – and they have their champions – but that was never the initial intent.
The original promise/premise/bargain/deal over charter schools was that in exchange for being "unfettered," they were supposed to do a better job of educating students -- or they would be closed.
As to the picky-pickiness of copyright violations, we need to remind everyone that the law is the law. And what naughty words were being expurgated and from where? From Huckleberry Finn - or Catcher in the Rye? What would Holden Caulfield say?
And Ms. Bermudez “repeat after me, slowly and with feeling” cuteness notwithstanding: the Federal Courts and the US Census Bureau (a part of the Department of Commerce) have determined that charter schools are publicly funded private schools. And nobody ever gave parents some imagined right to choose to send their kids to an inferior public school; not a taxpayer’s expense.