The recent article in Newsday regarding the Roosevelt charter school exactly defines the debate. The results indicate that the school is successfully educating children and continues to raise the bar. People are banging on the doors to get in and the waiting list is growing.
Yet the President of the NYS Teachers United Teachers complains that more money should be spent on kids. The results are not important to the union; the cost effectiveness is not important to the union; the desire of the parents and the well being of the children are not important to the union. What could it be? Show of hands - who thinks that what he meant, is that the teachers should get more of the public money?