• Laura H. Chapman

    Charter schools are not public schools. Stop perpetuating that myth. There was no miracle in Louisiana, least of all New Orleans. “Partnership” is a euphemism for a takeover of schools wrongly stigmatized by the state for having low test scores and wrongly given over to private operators because the citizens of Waco will not address poverty and pay for schools that can offer the services needed, including school social workers, school counselors, after-school programs, programs for parents if need and so on. For that matter, how about a garden at every school?