Advocates of charters often claim market forces will drive the bad ones out, but in one of the stories I found these tidbits:
TEA has spent much of the last decade pursuing sanctions or other actions against Gulf Shores and its parent organization, Gulf Shores Academy. The charter system has a history of financial and academic problems, including a roughly $8 million debt to the state for over-reporting student attendance. State officials have, for several years, been trying to shut down the school.
Alphonso Crutch's has also long been among the state's most troubled charter schools, with state officials having tried – and failed – to shut it down several years ago.
So much for state oversite and market forces. I look forward to sharing these newspapers stories at several of the "reform" websites.
So, it takes substantial work and time to close a corrupt charter school? Well get to it; that's your job, isn't it? I must confess that I've never had much respect for TEA. I have less now.
Yesterday a group of us met and discussed this very thing! The TAKS is crap we all know it, the kids know it,the parents know it, why is the state so slow?
Why? What is the problem in that school? What is the action of the teacher in that school?
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