Carrie Lundell, a PTA mother of four school-aged children from Orange, writes that partisan politics wants us to choose whether we are “pro charter school” or “anti charter school”. But, if we want to do right by our students, we need to stop talking in absolutes and start looking at charter schools and their costs on school districts and student education individually because not all charter schools are created equal.
Retired federal judge Lynne Riddle writes that both parents and teachers worry that opening Classical Academy Charter School will drain already too-scarce resources away from educating local kids while bringing nothing of added benefit to the district.
Parents in Orange claim a teacher threw rubber balls at the face of an autistic child, along with other acts of verbal and physical abuse. Parents also question the diligence of investigations by the district and police.