The biased wording of this imbecilic
liberal journalist is outstanding. The
article almost convinces the reader that
it is truthful in it’s claim that Indianapolis
Charter Schools don’t have a higher
academic standard as far as a GPA
What a shame the actual statistics
Obviously, the morons who are set against Governor Mitch Daniels proposal on this
issue have never had a child under the IPS curriculum of drugs, profanity, gang activity,
and the art of having absolutely no respect for authority.
That being said; let it be known that it is not this article’s intention to necessarily
denigrate the teaching staff at any IPS “learning facility”. The problems within IPS
don’t really have much to do with the staff or educational curriculum placed in
The problems within IPS are mainly “parenting” issues.
It seems a great number of parents in this city (and across the country), see our
public schools as little more than day care centers and free breakfast/lunch programs,
provided by the state so they can have precious “free time” away from purposely
neglecting their kids while at home during off-school hours. The “children” of these
same parents then infect our public school system like an unwanted disease upon
the once healthy host of a more discipline directed social system.
For the parents in our city whom actually care about their child’s education and
future, yet have no the financial means to either live in a “township district” or afford
a private school; the charter school provides them with their only realistic option.
The problem is: There aren’t enough of them.
Although there are charter schools in many different neighborhoods throughout
our city; the demand from caring parents to enroll their children at these are so great,
a “lottery” system is used in choosing which of the families attempting to place their
child there are to be accepted. The “luck of the draw” actually decides the fate of these
children. Will they be placed in an environment where they can actually learn to the
best of their ability? Or, will they be forced into trying to make the best of a bad situation?
If IPS truly wishes to compete within the Indianapolis Educational System, as far
academic standards and social development? It may wish to consider more expulsions
of the more “unsavory” elements within it’s student body. Maybe the city could designate
these unused school buildings as educational disciplinary centers, reserved exclusively
for the dregs of our youth society. They could erect a 10 foot fence around them, topped
with razor wire; and instead of IPS standing for Indianapolis Public Schools? In these
cases, they could be labeled as Indianapolis Penitentiary Schools; which is where the
majority of the “non-grads” attending these facilities end up anyway.
This entire city should embrace this proposal of Governor Daniels.
Because until IPS cleanses itself from within? Charter Schools are the caring,
non-wealthy parents only real hope in their child’s education direction.