Source: Talega Preparatory Academy
Author: Marguerite Gaspar
Date: July 16, 2021
“In another assault on our nation’s Charter School movement and alternatives to government-run public schools in general, Joe Biden and congressional Democrats propose a $3.5 trillion budget plan which provides $65.6bn for K-12 education for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of $25billion. The bill more than doubles the size of the Title I program for disadvantaged students, taking it from $16.5bn to $36bn, and would provide funding increases for educator development, English-language learners, the Education Department’s office for civil rights, including CRT, revisionist history, and comprehensive sex-ed, among many other mandated programs. Notably, the legislation would cut funding for the Charter Schools Program from $440m to $400m and would prohibit federal money “from being awarded to charter schools run by for-profit entities.”
Charter schools throughout the US consistently outperform their public school counterparts in academic growth and achievement for economically and socially disadvantaged students as well as students of color. It seems that the embedded education bureaucracy along with powerful teachers’ unions simply do not like the competition educational alternatives offer families, especially those who cannot afford private schools. Meanwhile, those same bureaucrats and legislators almost unanimously send their children to costly private schools.
Talega Preparatory Academy offers homeschool help for families whether they are new to homeschool, looking for homeschool planning or curriculum ideas, wishing to retain their child, wanting a creative or hands-on approach to learning, and so much more.
Marguerite Gaspar is the Director of the Talega Preparatory Academy, a California Private School offering Satellite independent study programs to families seeking the utmost in educational freedom. Marguerite has homeschooled her three children, taught middle school science and math for over thirty years in California public schools, and has supported homeschooling families throughout the state since 2002. She is committed to helping students and families homeschool, their way.
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