Let’s be consistent with funding exclusions – but how about not excluding kids in the process!

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I read a Delaware Online opinion piece this morning and I wanted to comment. I do believe the funding exclusions should be consistent throughout the state. It is my understanding that the Department of Education approved the exclusions every year. That being said, charters are public schools and they need to open their doors and accept all students just like our school districts do. The charters should not be able to kick their accepted students out of their schools because of grades, attendance or behavior – they should keep those students and provide resources to the students just like our school districts do. Charters want flexibility, the flexibility should not come at the expense of our children. There are Delaware charters that open their schools up to all students, anyone who wants to apply can apply and they will add them to their lottery. Then there are other charter schools…

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One thought on “Let’s be consistent with funding exclusions – but how about not excluding kids in the process!

  1. I find it hard with different referendums and different constitutional directives by the voters on where to spend the money, that making all exclusions standard would be fair to them…. Perhaps (and just thinking out loud here) if we use Christina as the model of how extensions should be performed (since it is the largest and has the most charters drawing from its students), and raise all other districts up to that level, one could be good with this… but certainly not to pick the lowest district paying exclusions, and force all other district to drop down to that as the new state standard….

    Christina should not pay one dollar more to charters, unless it comes from the passage of a general referendum as is described by law. But all past exclusions should be grandfathered in, with the rest of the state allowed to use those same exclusions, and then, all will be good. We will have the same exclusions for all. Contrary to belief, Charters being private schools, really do not need more money…

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