A new charter school in Novato is not going to improve the educational opportunities for any children in Novato. Here’s why:
- Financially it doesn’t make sense. Adding more administrative costs to a system with decreasing revenue is a recipe for disaster. Read more about the financial implications.
- It divides the community. The decreased enrollment will close an elementary school in Novato. Read more about how this charter divides the community.
- Core Knowledge, the centerpiece of this proposed charter, is out-dated. The National Common Core Standard is how we should prepare our kids for the 21st century. Read more about Core Knowledge.
- The leaders of the charter don’t have the skills needed to run a school of the proposed size. Read more about who they are.
Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education: