AZ Charter School Asks Parents to Subsidize Teacher Pay

Charter schools, which receive funding from the the state, are considered public schools.  Now we can see that charter schools have a method of behaving like a private school by circumventing another restriction on public schools - not charging tuition.  Basis Charter Schools, Inc. is operating as if it were a for-profit private school.

In the debate over supporting public school education in Arizona, little has been said about the role that for-profit charter schools have in undermining the mission of publicly owned schools.  I believe it is time to revisit how charter schools are funded and what responsibilities these institutions have to the public at-large.

Posted in Campaign Issues.