Regarding the push to expand charter schools, I do not understand why the Palm Beach County School Board would hesitate to close charter schools, which are free and receive public money, that have questionable financial practices, substandard math programs, and inadequate or non-existence reading programs (“Should district save charter schools?” March 11).
As a retired teacher, I do not doubt the extra emotional, psychological and academic needs of some students. However, these needs are not fulfilled if the education the students receive is below the standards as demanded by the state. The incompetent administrators and instructors at charter schools are defrauding the students, their parents, the state and the taxpayers. The school year cannot be recuperated, just as we cannot redeem the money wasted.
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