It is time for everyone to take a step back and evaluate the opposition to the charter school. The biggest thing we are hearing is the school is taking local funds away from the school districted to them by their zip code. My concern and question is this: The biggest and angriest voices seem to be from Cherokee County employees and teachers and yet these very same employees and teachers are the one that request and usually get to place THEIR OWN CHILDREN in whichever school they prefer. The child of a teacher or county employee can go with them to the school they teach in or work closest to or better suits their own needs. How ironic is that? The very people screaming the loudest are doing the very same thing that parents of the charter school are being accused of doing. Placing their needs and the needs of their children first. Only the charter school parents do not work for the county, and therefore, cannot just file a simple request and poof its done. I strongly suggest we take a look at our own actions before casting stones at others. So if it is not okay to have a charter school and not okay to put the child's education and needs first then all county employees, teachers and all others who have their children for whatever reason going to a school other than the school districted to them by their zip code need to have to put their children in their districted school. Period. Final Answer.
"Since there is no such entity as 'the public,' since the public is merely a number of individuals, the idea that 'the public interest' supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others." – Ayn Rand