Remember how then-Education Commissioner Bob Corkins (in photo) was criticized for hurriedly handing out $32,000 in federal grants to charter school proponents late last summer? Another act of that story played out Thursday in Topeka, as the USD 501 school board unanimously rejected three proposals for new charter schools, pointing to lack of information and innovation and to possible costs. “A bleeding heart does nothing but ruin the carpet,” said applicant Betty Horton, after the vote. “What we need is real action, a real plan, a real sense of urgency.” And some better proposals, apparently.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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