KeepItLocal 1 year, 7 months ago on Wilbanks: Amendment could hurt public education

Here is the problem with this amendment: it allows the state to override the decisions of the local schools. There is already a process to approve charter schools, and many successful charter schools have been created. But poor charter school or ones that don't use their money wisely have been denied. This amendment will give a seven person panel at the state department the ability to create and fund charter schools that have already been denied by local school systems. Not only will public funds go to these new schools, but we will also have to pay for this board and their oversight!