Is All Publicity Good?
Just once I would like to see an article about the charter school
that is not premised on the point of view of North Adams' Mayor. I mean no disrespect, but the story of BArT's long scheduled open house
and their administration being prepared for questions rising from the likely closure of Conte Middle School does not strike me as terribly controversial. Well, that is, until you start including accusations of poaching students from a "rival" district.
We all know that the equation for funding charter schools hurts traditional school districts. (Anybody who reads the paper *already* knows the Mayor's position on this) Frankly the way the budgeting is mandated by the state sucks. And from what I gather, charter schools aren't exactly thrilled by it either. (There has to be a better way. Dan? Ben?)
Why does the angle on a simple story about a school's open house have to be about "the controversy?" I don't get it.