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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 07:25 PM
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12. Privatize:
to make private ; especially : to change (as a business or industry) from public to private control or ownership.

Privatization: the transfer of property or responsibility from the public sector (government) to the private sector (business). The term can refer to partial or complete transfer of any property or responsibility held by government.

Charter schools are indeed privately owned, in fact many are owned by for-profit corporations. Personally, I have a problem with corporations looking for ways to make a profit on educating our kids. Charter schools in PA do not have to abide by many of the regulations that govern public schools.

The article I cited showed that there were some charter schools in PA that were indeed outperforming their public school counterparts on standardized testing. The majority, however were not.

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