Obama for Charter Schools
On Tuesday Barack Obama promised to double funding for charter schools, pay teachers based on performance and replace those who are underperforming.
“I’ll work with all our nation’s governors to hold all our charter schools accountable,” Obama said to an audience in Ohio filled with educators. “Charter schools that are successful will get the support they need to grow. And charters that aren’t will get shut down. I want experimentation, but I also want accountability.”
The Ohio Federation of Teachers are opposed to charter schools and have asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate for profit charter schools for allegedly violating the terms of the tax-free status assigned to some of its schools.
During his acceptance speech last Thursday John McCain talked about school choice by giving parents vouchers for private schools. Obama seeks to create more public schools . Obama also proposes new $500 million matching fund for technology in the classroom