god I hate facebook, but today in response to a charter school having an historic building torn down in my city to expand (when they received 10 million in public funds to buy the building on the caveat they would not expand) I pointed out that this school does NOT serve the neighborhood because 90% of the school students come from the outer suburbs, and 90% of the students are white, when in my city the stats are flipped, 90% are students of color. The school district even slammed the school for assisting in desegregating the city.
So some asshat responded, ‘well since I can’t verify your statements, we will have to agree to disagree’.
I’m sorry you don’t get to say we agree to fucking disagree if you can’t be arsed to look shit up on your own, (all online, all available a freaking few clicks away) you are CHOOSING to stay ignorant because FACTS are hard. Probably a MAGA head.
PS. I can’t throw a rock from my house in any direction without hitting a fucking charter school, the French Immersion, the Spanish Immersion, the Aerospace school, the Montessori school, another other ugly blocky building that somehow cost 45 million dollars, meanwhile the two local high schools are packed to the gills and desperately need updating.
We live in the ‘inner city’ so all the charter schools prey on our school system because they would not survive in the suburbs, if it’s supposed to be to help local kids, then why are they filled with suburban kids? Yeah, how do you serve the public by cherry picking who can go and also be able to hire uncertified teachers and not meet health and safety standards all public schools have to meet?
And no charter schools do any better than the public schools, and often are worse. Why are we allowing more people to MAKE MONEY privatizing what the commons has built?
Can you believe I even had someone say ‘well, my kids in the school play with the neighborhood kids sometimes and they enjoy it’ so that’s supposed to make up for the inequality? What the fucking hell?