The previous information I posted about Delaware legislators being flown out to Arizona to view the Basis Schools charter chain may be incorrect. It is also unknown if the Delaware Charter School Network is sponsoring the trip. What is known is this email that floated around yesterday:
You’re invited to a School Choice Fact-Finding Trip to Phoenix, AZ on December 7-9
As you consider Education Savings Accounts and other school choice proposals, questions may arise as to how these programs work and whether school choice could benefit the children in your district. To assist you in this process, the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice invites you on a special fact-finding trip to Arizona to learn more about school choice programs. The trip will include a tour of private schools and education providers that serve students who use school choice programs to pay for school, therapy, tutors and other services.
The registration form and tentative agenda are attached. This fact-finding trip will be limited to 15 state legislators, whose reservations will be made on a first-come first-served basis. We hope you are able to join us for this important trip.
Doran Moreland | State Programs & Government Relations Director
The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
One American Square, Suite 2420
Indianapolis, IN 46282
This is for a school voucher organization, but it could just be a smokescreen. When it comes to these types of things, nothing is ever clear. I am curious how many legislators took the flight to Arizona and what they will be seeing. And you know what they say, when in Rome, so I won’t rule a Basis Schools visit out of the question. Even if the info may have been wrong, it was interesting to see Rodel’s ties to the Basis Schools. Mysterious ways and all that!