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    Kai PetersonNov 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I went to a charter school in middle school, and although it is hard to argue with facts that have numbers attatched to them, I feel that I recieved a better education in the charter school that I went to than any of my friends who attended a public school. I know thaat it’s biased because I went to a charter school, but I’m going to say that people’s hurried scramble to get into a charter school is justified and understandable.

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    SariOct 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Please, please, go look up some of these charter schools. Because I KNOW for a fact, that they have teachers unions, because my mother is a teacher at a charter, and is the Vice President of there teacher union. What you meant was that it was not a part of the traditional larger teachers union for public schools.

    sometimes the reason people go to charters ISN’T to get out of failing schools, its to focus on something they love. Frankly if i didn’t want to study science and languages, i would be out of south so fast, hell i wouldn’t have gone to south, because you show me the ballet class i can take, the acting classes, the focus on the arts? Some people also don’t learn in the same way that public schools teach, charter schools let them explore learning in a different way, is that bad?

    I do agree, however, that the answer is not to send all of our students to charters, but to make the options at ALL schools better. However, our country has decided that money should be given to people trying to kill other people, and not to the education of our children.