I have long advocated for fighting against charters especially since most do worse, many fail and the ones that do well are usually in neighborhoods with great schools, siphoning away resources from them.
Cheryl Grymes has a different philosophy and let me let her own words do her talking for her, from the Detroit Free Press
Grymes said the administration has limited power to stop the process.
“We can vote against a charter school opening, but then what happens is it’s going to (get appealed to the Department of Education) in Tallahassee, and they’re going to overturn it. They always do,” she said. “What (Vitti) did to combat charters is he said we’re going to compete. We’re going to do what we can to market our schools so we’ll be your first choice.”
You know, there is nothing we can do to fight back against charters (other than blow up neighborhood schools, Vitti’s way to combat them) so Grymes thinks we should just
Well friends you probably won’t be surprised to learn that other school boards feel differently and they feel our kids and schools are worth fighting for.
The same day Grymes said that in the Detroit Free Press, this came out in News4Jax
The Palm Beach County School Board has taken a first step in asking the Florida Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a law that allows the State Board of Education to overturn local denials of charter-school applications.
Hmm, there is a board that wants to fight back, to do its job, something I have been advocating our board do here for years.
What kind of board member do you want? One that says, lets just take it, like Grymes? Or one that wants to fight tooth and nail for our schools and students?
You see I think Grymes likes charter schools but she knows especially in her district where they have done poorly, they are unpopular, so instead of saying that is how she feels, she says, there is nothing we can do instead. and before she or anyone threatens to sue me or write me up, that’s just what I think.
Well the Palm Beach board and I completely disagree.