I support charter schools.
You would think more folks in El Paso would too.
El Paso is largely a Democratic town, and Democrats are by-and-large supportive of a woman's right to choose when it comes to abortions.
You would think those same folks would also believe a woman has a right to choose where her child would go to school.
But I digress.
EPISD bond supporters are trying to make it rather clear that they do not support charter schools.
Which is odd.
I guess some are concerned that the unused school buildings will become charter schools, which is rather stupid.
No charter school wants to be in an old school building.
Way too much overhead.
Unlike a school district, a charter school has to be rather mindful how it spends its money. Poorly run charter schools die, well-run charter schools survive.
With a school district, poorly-managed or well-run, the thing will still live.
But if we are really honest about this, this whole charter school business is a red herring.
If EPISD bond supporters are trying to pitch this bond effort as an anti-charter school effort it is because they want to hide the fact that the bond really is the Dori Fenenbock Bond. Her district alone will get $112 million out of this deal. If you ask me, the outcomes of Coronado grads is not really EPISD's biggest issue.
But hey whatever you gotta tell yourself to vote "yes".