Charter schools are public schools. In many places, including all of Florida, school districts authorize and oversee them. But that doesn’t mean district leaders view them as their own. Maya Bugg of the Tennessee Charter School Center described this awkwardness during a Brookings Institution event this week on public school choice. Some Nashville school board members won’t set foot in charter schools, she said.
A proposal to create a new school choice program for violence victims stirred a passionate debate about bullying in the Florida Legislature. Alyson Hochstedler told the House K-12 Innovation Subcommittee her son faced repeated harassment at his Tallahassee elementary school. “At the time, I remember praying that each incident was the last,” she said. She said she asked school administrators to get him away from his tormentors or switch him to another class.
Florida’s charter schools have a major competitive edge of their district-run counterparts. With a few exceptions, their teachers aren’t unionized. That means they aren’t tied to step-and-lane salary schedules that treat all teachers the same, based on post-graduate degrees and years of experience. Daniel Woodring, an attorney who represents charters and works on other school choice issues, said charter schools should take advantage of that flexibility.
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Selecting a term
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