Biden's Policy Director: "Biden will make sure that we stop funding for charter schools that don’t provide results."

If charter schools aren't providing results then why are families choosing them?🤔
I wonder if he plans on pulling funding from underperforming district schools as well?🤔
Biden's Policy Director: "Biden will ban for-profit charter schools from receiving federal funding because [...] no one should be getting rich by taking advantage of our kids."

Giving families a choice isn't "taking advantage" of them.

Forcing them into a monopoly is.
And let's not pretend there aren’t people profiting from forcing children to stay put in failing public schools.

I'd rather people profit from voluntary choices than compulsion.
Biden's Policy Director: "we’ll require every charter school to be authorized & held accountable by democratically-elected bodies like school boards & also held to the same standards of transparency & accountability as all public schools."
Imagine thinking school boards provide real accountability.

Just this year a school board in Buffalo voted to close a top charter school.

This is an obvious conflict of interest.

The decision should be up to families.…
Charter schools are directly accountable to families.
When a charter school underperforms it shuts down

When a district school underperforms it gets more money.
Charter schools will lose money if they're "underperforming"

But what about district schools?🤔

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That's not true.

"Disproportionate" is an objective statement.
Here is the editor's response.

"Disproportionate" is an objective claim without any evidence.

Washington Post should correct this false claim.
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If a school doesn't reopen families should similarly be able to take their children's education dollars elsewhere.
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This is a step in the right direction

But all families should have that choice.

And Ohio spends over $15,000 per child per year - why should students only get access to 10% of that?🤔

We should fund students instead of institutions.
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