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Strangling another charter school

Blogger Carol A.O. Wolf reports the imminent demise of the Patrick Henry School for Science and Art in Richmond, a charter apparently about to be killed, like many charters, by the local school board before it ever got started.

I have not been able to check the arguments for and against this charter proposal, and would be happy to hear from those better informed. But Wolf supplies some interesting information on this and other issues facing Richmond. Virginia has just elected a governor who compaigned on a pro-charter platform, something you don't see very often. It will be interesting if he uses this case to further his effort to deny school boards total control over who gets a charter and who doesn't.

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By Jay Mathews  | January 25, 2010; 3:06 PM ET
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags:  Carol A.O. Wolf, Richmond, charter schools, killing charter schools  
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You forgot to close an italic tag there...

Posted by: wiredog | January 25, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Jay:

You said you were going to wait for Chancellor Rhee's clarification comments today before making a decision about the veracity of her charges against the "RIFed" teaching professionals. What did you find out?

Posted by: mrpozzi | January 25, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

waiting . . . .

Posted by: mrpozzi | January 25, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Jay:

She's now obviously "certifiable" and YOU and YOUR EMPLOYER need to own up to it AND your respective roles in her rise to prominence.

Posted by: mrpozzi | January 25, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Jay,
Thanks for the noticing. The Patrick Henry people need all the help they can get in this battle. Visit their website:http://www.patrickhenrycharter.org/
~ Carol

Posted by: wolfies | January 26, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

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