“Please do not publish the weather report for Friday, because it predicts rain. I want to play tennis that day.” This twisted logic is the approach of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in pulling a report about charter schools from the agenda of the State Board of Education. (“Board delays ‘negative’ charter schools report,” Jan. 7 news article).
Forest said, “The report, to me, did not have a lot of positive things to say.” But facts are facts. If charter schools are serving whiter and wealthier students than traditional public schools, the Board of Education, the legislature and North Carolina residents need to know that. Our taxes pay for these charter schools.