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Correction 1:"Neal:it’s probably worthwhile to give charter schools, which are run by the public school system"
Charter schools are not 'run' by local school systems. They are publicly funded autonomous schools that operate under a contract with the state. They specify a specific population & curriculum they will serve (e.g., from a particular neighborhood,a specialized curricular focus). They do not comply with IDEA mandates to serve all children in special education & often counsel students with behavior problems to return to public schools. The latest comparative study of charters in 14 states showed students at charters performed no better than students in public schools and one third of the schools performed worse than public school counterparts. They drain funds from public schools and are not the silver bullet or education reform.
Correction 2:"Marrero: I think the pre-K thing, in particular, was a bad move. Now that’s $25 million we have to come up with every year whether or not the program seems to be successful."
Early childhood education has been researched for many years. Outcomes show it is effective in both immediate gains and in long term outcomes for children across all economic groups. Education is an investment in the future which benefits all of us by developing an educated workforce. The right wing & republicans have been misrepresenting the efficacy of early childhood education for 20 years and should be challenged directly on this claim.
Head scratcher:Stacey Campfield a stand-out??? Johnson must not rent from Stacey.
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