Having spent more than 20 years advocating for education of all our children on the local, county, state and federal levels, I cant stand back and not voice my concerns on a candidate in my own state House race.
With education being under attack by supporters of charter schools, we end up with fewer funds spent on education and more pocketed in private profit. We see more and more rules and regulations put on public education and no accountability on the charter systems. Our local property tax money is now paid out to subsidize reduced state funding, only to make charter schools whole ... even at the expense of our local districts. With the passing of the Cleveland plan allowing the sharing of local property tax, the Pandora box has been opened. Instead of solving the school funding issue, our legislature has created a second problem worse than the original.
Many of the schools in the 64th District asking for additional monies would have sufficient revenue if the state would fund them equally. These are also the school systems that are receiving ''Excellent'' results in return, not the failing results produced by the ''charter experiment.''
Without a doubt, Randy Law is no friend of public education. He will expect more and more of our children's precious education resources redirected toward charter school profits if he is elected. I can only hope that the next Republican candidate will be able to see my concerns.