Mitchell Robinson writes here about Matt Lauter’s campaign to sell stuff from Shinola in Detroit and give the proceeds to “scholarships” for a Detroit charter school. Of course, the charter claims it is a “public school,” so it doesn’t charge tuition. This, it is impossible to give “scholarships” to a charter school. In fact, the money Lauter raises will go to a fund to create more charters and kill off the remnants of public education in Detroit. The Detroit public schools have lost 70% of their enrollment to the charters already. Surely, they want to keep some public schools open so they have a place to dump the kids the charters don’t want.

Why isn’t Matt Lauter raising money to help the neediest kids? They are in public schools, not charter schools.