Charter schools see hostilityI do hope everyone has educated themselves regarding the charter school amendment and, specifically, how it will impact the students of Coweta County. Despite the letter writer’s assertions that our school board “are very capable in determining what is best for our students,” this same school board has repeatedly shown itself to be hostile to the very idea of charter schools in Coweta County.
And why is that? I would submit the real reason many local school boards, including our own, are openly hostile to charter schools is that the state money to educate that child follows the child to the charter school and not into the coffers of the local school board. Do not be fooled. Opposition to this amendment is nothing more than local officials wanting to hang onto every red cent and every scrap of power they can.
Follow the money, and ask yourself this question: Why are they so opposed to the idea that the state money to educate a child stay with that child no matter where that child goes to school?
Todd Webb, Newnan