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May 07, 2010


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The fact we create and fund charter schools that graduate fewer than 30 seniors a year... That ought to be a question for the special select committee on funding.

Is it efficient? Is this charter, and many others like it that are under-enrolled.. Should these be supported by the state, given budgetary constraints?

And, of course, why would two state officials attend something that has yielded as few as two-dozen graduates? It does seem like a slap in the face to schools that graduate 400, 600 seniors every year.

But this isn't about the kids, right? It's about election year job security.


Paprgrl, Please take the time to do a little research on something before you make a comment. Texas Charter schools receive 68% of the funding of regular public schools. I'd say that's a major budget constraint. The facilities for this specific charter school were funded by the Town of Westlake, not "the state". As this is the first graduating class for Westlake Academy, an IB World School, the senior class is smaller than those coming behind it, however, size shouldn't have anything to do with the fact that 100% of the class is graduating. With Texas ranked among the lowest in the nation for graduating seniors, I think that a school that is graduating 100% of its seniors should be applauded. How is it “more efficient” to pack thousands of kids into a school and know that on average 30% of them will drop out? I wouldn’t put up with that kind of efficiency in a business, why is it ok for our young people? I would much rather have the smaller class sizes and see every student succeed than be mediocre for the sake of efficiency. Let’s celebrate one of our state’s successes for once!

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