Years ago, my son attended a religious school. Recently the school burned down. I discovered that many religious schools have died out. The competition between private Charter schools and religious schools is fierce. Religious schools are losing while the non -profit Charter schools are profiting, big time.
Charter Schools are authorized to use Public School Facilities to carry out their educational activities. Putting this together with Public School support, religious schools do not have a chance. Religious schools teach morals and religious principles, along with educational reading, writing and mathematics. So, what makes Charter Schools better? In my opinion, nothing.
Charter Schools have found an edge that allows them to take advantage of a law to build multiple schools and make money out of allegedly educating our children better than Religious and Public Schools. The result should be that all Charter School graduates should be admitted to a college or university after graduation.
If not immediately accepted into college, there should be a Lawsuit for all Charter School Graduates for misrepresentation. Charter Schools are known for their size and intimacy, not for their educational superiority. Catholic, and some Religious Schools, take all Catholic students, and those who can afford it.
A local example of Private Schools is Pasadena Christian School and, previously, Omawalee school. There is a local learning Center in Altadena, called Rhythms of The Village located on North Lake Ave, where students can learn a number of African Languages, drumming, sewing, African Dance, and other African skills.
All Public Schools are subject to representation by Unions. Charter Schools are generally not subject to Unions. Unions have certain benefits, unlike Charter Schools. Discrimination is a potential problem. Charter Schools tend to be all-White or all-Black. Charter Schools are supposed to take students with behavioral problems, while Public Schools are limited to take all students. A so-called Bad student must be adhered in Public Schools, while Charter Schools can get rid of them. A Public School has a larger Variety of activities than most Charter Schools.
Pasadena has a large variety of Public and Private schools. Parents must do research and make a choice. I suggest they choose schools that will lead to their child’s success and on to college. A secondary choice is determined by what profession their child is headed for.