School defies common sense
The planned International Baccalaureate regional charter school really does not address the poverty issue nor does it lower the taxes for the taxpayers like a merger of West York, Suburban, Central, Dallastown, and York City would.
In the long run it will raise taxes. Nor does it provide York City parents with real choice.
In addition, one has to wonder why we need another charter school when we already have Logos, Lincoln Elementary, Thackston Middle, New Hope and Youth Build?
Also, do we really want our children to learn to be world citizens under a one-world government where the U.S. Constitution is subservient to a world constitution, where a world supreme court has the power to over rule the U.S. Supreme Court, and where our military is commanded by a U.N. commander? That's just to name a few of the most objectionable notions included in the International Baccalaureate curricula?
Do you really think many parents from our suburbs and the region are going to sell and move to York City like Dean Rusk thinks?
Put succinctly, this plan defies common sense.
Joel Sears, president of the York County Taxpayers Council, and I volunteered for the York Counts committees involved, but we were never allowed to participate in the development of this charter school plan. Yet York Counts publicly stated it would consider input from the community.
If you have any concerns about this Charter School position you can contact Eric Menzer, York Counts chair.
Warren C. Bulette