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Larry Sand
California’s Endangered Charter Schools « Back to Story

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Concerned California Parent March 20, 2012 at 6:23 PM
Charter schools are public in that they are open access to all students in their district. If there is too much demand, students are admitted by lottery. Beats the monopoly and disasterous performance of the union which has essentially destroyed teaching as a profession.
This is a racist bill wtih islamophobe undertones.
The Gulen Movement has successfully purchased and established over 130 charter schools in the USA in California we have 12.
Why are we being stopped from opening more schools.
Robert D. Skeels March 16, 2012 at 3:35 AM
Mr. Sand is being typically mendacious here when he says "Charters are, in fact, public schools." Charters Are NOT Public Schools.

Despite all the marketing hype promulgated by deep pocketed trade associations like the California Charter Schools Association, charter schools are not public schools. Instead charters are privately managed entities whose only claim to the word public is the fact that they drain public funds. Dozens of court cases have ruled that charter schools are not "public entities." Two well known examples include the following:

The California Court of Appeals (2007-01-10) which ruled that charter schools are NOT "public agents."

The 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals (2010-01-04) which ruled that charter schools are NOT "public actors."

Moreover, the US Census Department expressed difficulty in obtaining information from charter schools because the are NOT public entities.

Anytime you need someone to fact check your fringe-right propaganda Mr. Sand, just let me know. We already know your leanings:

Robert D. Skeels, 2013 Social Justice Candidate for LAUSD District 2
At some point, one simply has to throw one's hands up in the air and ask why, since the PEOPLE of California continue to return bozo after bozo to their Marble Zoo in Sacramento, the PEOPLE can even think to expect any change in the status quo. They obviously love to have it so.
One would think that as the district gets to keep more of the federal ADA that they would be all for more charter schools. How can the district getting more money constitute a "negative fiscal impact"? Union logic?