[sf-lug] Triage fest this Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jan 25 13:15:50 PST 2012
Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
Hello. I have no idea why you are sending me offlist private mail.
> CACS' charter was granted by SFUSD and can be revoked by SFUSD, so it is a
> creature of the public school system. The property is public property.
> CACS gets students through a public lottery, as Mike noted. Maybe, just
> maybe 1% of the families whose children attend CACS could afford a private
> school education. CACS is clearly a public school, not a private school,
> for our purposes. Partimus.org does not support private schools.
You danced all around the point that the school is run by a private
corporation and not by SFUSD. Ergo, it is not a public school, by
definition -- no matter how you would like to claim otherwise for PR
purposes. (It seems a pretty meritorious charter school, but it's still
a charter school, not a public one.)
If you continue to post misleading claims in public, you can expect to
continue getting corrected. Eventually, some people might start to
wonder about your habit of playing fast and loose with facts.
And, by the way, speaking of playing fast and loose with the facts:
> CACS' charter was granted by SFUSD and can be revoked by SFUSD, so
> it is a creature of the public school system.
1. CACS's charter is from the San Francisco Board of Education. Charter
schools' charters in California can be granted by the local Board of
Education or by the State Board of Education. (See Education Code
section 47602(a)(1).) They are NOT granted by local school districts,
which do not run the schools (see 'not a public school', above).
2. SFUSD has no power whatsoever to 'revoke' the charter of any public
school, as they neither issue those charters nor run the schools (see
'not a public school', above). S.F. Board of Education (and the state
Board), for its part, cannot summarily 'revoke' such a charter, either:
It issues CACS's charter for five-year periods at a time, and can revoke
such authority only in heavily constrained, extreme circumstances. (See
Education Code sections 1241.5, 47604.3, 47604.4, and 47604.5.)
Basically, it's a private school using public property: a privitising of
part of the public school system. Deal.
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