Saturday, May 7, 2011

IN OPPOSITION to senate bill 22 now more than in my previous emails

Date: March 24, 2011 7:37:40 PM CDT
Subject: OPPOSE senate bill 22

Dear Scott Walker,
Hi again. I am actually home a little earlier tonight and able to read and think critically about senate bill 22. I am IN OPPOSITION to senate bill 22 now more than in my previous emails on 3/22 and 3/23. There are some horrible repercussions for public education in this bill. I do have a question that I am hoping you can clarify: Do virtual charter school need to have a contract with a school board? I am new to all this bill reading, so I am learning as I go. I understand amendments and that if words have lines through them, that means the are being struck (removed) and that if words have lines under them, they are being added. It looks to me like there is a line through "under contract with a school board" in bill 22. I am using this as my reference: For some reason, the strikethrough is not appearing when I copy and paste. I think it might be because the strikethrough is gray.
SECTION 17.  115.001 (16) of the statutes is amended to read: 
115.001 (16)  VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL.  “Virtual charter school” means a charter 
school under contract with a school board under s. 118.40 in which all or a portion 
of the instruction is provided through means of the Internet, and the pupils enrolled 
in and instructional staff employed by the school are geographically remote from 
each other. 
If virtual charter schools do not need to have a contract with a school board, then where is the accountability? Is there a provision in the bill that explains how these virtual charter schools will be regulated? Why would it be unnecessary to have a contract with the school board? Would the virtual charter schools receive zero taxpayer funding? As you can see, tonight's email is mostly seeking clarification. I am eager for your response, so we can figure this out together. In the meantime, I still OPPOSE senate bill 22.

Carrie K
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