Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I'm baaaack...

Sorry for no posts in days, but I've been on a short vacation to the Pennsylvania mountains. Ahhh refreshing mountain air and wow can you see a million stars at night!

Anywho, back to work.

I went to a blue ribbon charter school committee meeting this morning. State Board of Ed Chair Howard Lee essentially set up the committee to study charters ten years after the state began the alternative public school.

The group will present final recommendations next month, but surprisingly (to some) the group appears to be ready to recommend raising the cap. Currently state law allows only 100 charter schools.

State leaders have been very reluctant to discuss the idea and lawmakers have essentially ignored proposals to raise the cap.

It would mark the first time a state committee of any kind recommended raising the cap. Opponents of the idea worry there are too many low performing charters that need to be dealt with before the cap is raised.

The blue ribbon group will vote on final recommendations on Nov. 14.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


why won't anyone in the press ask
easley about proactive solutions
to the drought? seems we go thru
this every other year. it is too late to do anything this year, but they
could take advantage of the low
water levels and dredge out huge new capacity. very simple,cheap,
and the increased amts may be able
to increase the amt of water sufficiently to last several drought cycles.