More Future Shock?

The popular and pretty successful High-Tech High public charter schools are expanding in California to ten more sites. Uncharacteristically weak argument against this from the CA School Boards Assn:

Stephanie Farland, a senior policy consultant with the California School Boards Association, is worried that the lack of local school board approval would lead to a lack of local accountability. “The local community where these charter schools will locate will have no local body to turn to if issues arise with the charter school,” she said.

Leave aside the very debatable notion that local communities can turn to local school boards when their local public schools aren’t accountable to them now, some local boards in CA have not proven to be great shakes (pdf) with charter school authorizing either…

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