Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lafayette to Vitter: slow down on charters

Senator David Vitter's office got an earful from public education advocates when members of the Lafayette Parish School Board met with the senator's education advisor. Their message: Maybe we should rein in the mass movement for charter schools.

As Lafayette Advertiser reporter Claire Taylor writes here, there are downsides to the charter movement. The objections are not unfamiliar to the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, but it is not often that they are voiced in the mass media.

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