Superintendent Vitti once again shows his deference to charter schools.

Superintendent Vitti had a real opportunity in the Times
Union today to stick up for public schools and push back against charter
schools. When news of the charter school at Murray hill was closing hit, he could
have said, the district will work hard to get rid of charter schools that
provide duplicate services, siphon away resources and that do a poor job when
compared to the district’s schools.

Instead he shrugged his shoulders and said, “It speaks to the
level of collaboration that should exist between districts and charters.” This
after the district allowed two poor performing sister schools
,
which are also  for profit,
to continue.

The
district should ask itself one question when approving and/or allowing charter
schools to exist and that is, can they do a better job than the district. If
that’s the case the district should be as helpful as possible but if not and
friends the vast majority of times the answer is no they can’t, then the
district should do all they can to get rid of them.   

Wouldn’t you rather have a superintendent willing to fight tooth
and nail for our kids and schools or one who thinks it is okay to partner with mercenaries
and charlatans that do worse? I know I would rather have one wiling to fight.

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