Charter schools face uncertain futureEducation — By Online Editor on July 13, 2010 at 1:37 PM
(AlaskaWatchdog.org) Facing rising costs and limited room for expansion, Alaska charter schools may soon be a thing of the past.
Mary Meade-Olberding, charter school supervisor for the Anchorage School District, said charter schools face a number of district-imposed restrictions that make expansion extremely difficult. With costs increasing steadily, however, many schools could have no choice but to expand or close their doors for good.
“As teacher salaries go up and as rent goes up and they can’t add more students, I don’t see how they’re even going to sustain themselves,” Meade-Olberding said. (Read more…)