Thursday, March 29, 2012

Charter School Drumbeat Continues at the Times


The Times never runs out of space for people to advocate for charter schools.

"If voters favor charter schools, why can't state lawmakers?" by Robert Enlow and Jonathan Bechtle.

Robert Enlow is president and CEO of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the legacy foundation of Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman headquartered in Indianapolis. Jonathan Bechtle is CEO of the Freedom Foundation, a free-market think tank based in Olympia.

Lots of comments follow, nearly all pointing out how the authors are wrong.

Let's remember, however, that the people who make decisions in Seattle read the print edition, not the online edition, and they certainly don't read the comments from the riff-raff. If you only read the print edition you would think that everyone loves the idea of charter schools - except for the teachers' union lobbyists who control the Democrats in the legislature and obstruct any kind of reasonable and necessary education reform to protect their own narrow self-interests. Weird, huh?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

From the editorial - are "vouchers" now being called "private school scholarships?"

a reader

Chris S. said...

This is timely:
TheSlantedTimes.com

From FUSE

Melissa Westbrook said...

That headline is even slanted. I just don't understand why the editorial side of the Times would want to be THIS obvious.

mirmac1 said...

Oh well, NOW the ST gets into the minutiae. Except by their meaning, "scrutiny" means none:

Seattle Public Schools' innovation plan requires tweaking, scrutiny