A teacher in a charter school comments:
I have worked in a charter school in an impoverished area for several years. I am a teacher by trade and by nature and I am patient, caring and kind to my students. Teaching is my vocation. I agree with what is being said about charter schools. The children are NOT getting a better education in fact they are getting a worse one. The sense of community is not there and more importantly the eyes and ears of the community cannot be utilized to watch over those who run them because these corporations are run more than not outside of the state they are operating. Where is the “voted in to office school board?” Oh yeah that’s right we have a CEO and a board made up of people from all over most who have never taught. Charter schools are about the MONEY people. Keep your money in your community and do not allow charter schools in your community. I would love to find a job in a regular public school and be in a union. Charter schools are sweat shops for teachers. I don’t have a choice right now but I do know that my days are numbered in a charter school.