Taxpayers have no voice in private charter schools, Green Bay teacher Lori Cathey says

The proposed expansion of taxpayer-funded private charter schools leaves taxpayers with no voice. That was the message from Green Bay Education Association President Lori Cathey, who was interviewed by Fox 11 in Green Bay. She noted that democratically elected school boards set policy and are held accountable for public schools. Students in public schools have to take specific tests, and the schools must report attendance and results to the Department of Public Instruction. “And the taxpayers can always go to the school board and say, ‘what’s going on here?’ That won’t be the case in private charter schools,” Cathey said.

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