Education

New Start

By Anthony Rebora — August 04, 2008 1 min read

J. at Mildly Melancholy, who was utterly frustrated with her school last year, writes excitedly making the switch to a charter school. Sounds good:

What I do know and love is that the school has adequate facilities, and it has excellent resources. The teachers' room has a free copy machine (at my previous school, teachers had to buy a copy code [cheaply, but still] AND provide paper) and shelves of books, just sitting there (not stashed away in a secret room in a secret stairwell, covered in asbestos dust). Plenty of money for classroom books and supplies. Plenty of schoolwide expectations and reinforcement systems. A longer school day and a longer school year (several mandatory weeks in summer for students and teachers), but also a 10k raise.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.