THIS ARTICLE IS REPRINTED FROM FORBES MAGAZINE, A CONSERVATIVE MAGAZINE WHOSE EDITORS AND WRITERS KNOW THE MONEY GAME.
"Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City"
By Addison Wiggin
"Too bad the kids in charter schools don’t learn any better than those
in plain-vanilla public schools. Stanford University crunched test data
from 26 states. About a quarter of charters delivered better reading
scores, but more than half produced no improvement, and 19% had worse
results. In math, 29% of the charters delivered better math scores,
while 40% showed no difference, and 31% fared worse."
PLEASE - JUST READ THIS BEFORE YOUR VOTE
"In Florida, the for-profit school industry flooded legislative candidates with $1.8 million in donations last year."
Nor does the evidence show that charters spend taxpayers’ money more efficiently.
Researchers from Michigan State and the University of Utah studied
charters in Michigan, finding they spent $774 more per student on
administration, and $1,140 less on instruction.
STOP! DO NOT VOTE FOR SCHOOL PRIVATIZATION!!
Dear Friends -
would any person vote for school vouchers and the
corporate take over of our schools by Wall Street bankers? History is
rapidly showing us that charter schools are harming our children by
taking our education tax dollars and giving them to a small group of
greedy "investors." So by voting for Marshal Tuck, you are indeed voting to give our children's education financing to billionaire investment bankers and hedge fund operators.
months now I have been trying to tell you the truth - but I am worried
that you do not want to take time to learn what is true. So please, take
five minutes, read the very conservative Forbes Magazine article that
tells it like it is. THEN VOTE FOR TOM TORLAKSON and help him continue to help our students.
education in California has sucked for 30 years now - we just let it
go. It is our fault, California has dropped to 35th in per student
spending. Spending is easy to determine, whereas performance can be
influenced by many different factors and factions. Our children in
California do not rate good, but not bad either. By looking at several
different rating organizations, we rank in the "30's" out of 51. Or as
one rating group put it, we get a C+. I can remember when I was growing
up in the 50's and 60's, we were said to be number 1.
The good news is - we are again getting better.