The story about a pro-charter school political action committee making donations is disappointing to read [“PAC led by former Indy mayor gives big to pro-charter school candidates,” IBJ.com, Oct. 31].
The systemic dismantling of public schools in Indianapolis has been going on since the Goldsmith era. Between vouchers and charter schools, the funding for public schools has been diminishing. The track record of many of the local charters has been less than stellar, and the money they’ve squandered could have been invested in public schools.
The expectation that charters can acquire a former IPS school building for $1 is just one indication of the bias favoring charters.
Better opportunities for students can be created by strong investment in public schools.