Pleas for Support of Charter Schools Not Just in Texas, But Nationwide

May 11, 2011 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

In Washington, DC elected officials are discussing public charter schools in similar terms as here in Texas. In a blog post on the Congressional paper The Hill’s blog (which I haven’t read in a solid six years or more), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) pens an entry (“Why charter schools deserve our support”) that echos what we have been saying about the importance of public charter schools.

By opening with the sentence: “Many students get trapped in failing schools and need a way out and public charter schools offer that opportunity, ” Rep. McKeon gets to the heart of why we as communities, states and the country need to support public charter schools. Our children are facing increasingly high challenges and competition in today’s economic environment. The traditional public school system is not always prepared to provide the best opportunity to our children so they can remain competitive and reach their fullest potential.

The purpose of the public charter school system is to offer “These laboratories of learning… and the common denominator between them all is a staunch desire for local hands-on control by parents and teachers.” Read Rep. McKeon’s piece and let us know whether you feel that public charter schools should be given more opportunity to discover new ways to educate our children and if you feel there is a place for traditional public schools and public charter schools to work together.

The Hill: “Why charter schools deserve our support”  By Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.)

~ Narissa Johnson
External Communications Manager

Entry filed under: East Austin Children's Promise, EAustin College Prep Academy, Politics.

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