Or more aptly, in the case of Corbett School District Superintendent Bob Dunton, a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.
Dunton, who has proposed a charter school for Corbett in order to boost enrollment, is "irked" that neighboring districts, namely Reynolds and Gresham, are offended by the proposal. He calls the objections unethical:
But that's precisely what Dunton's charter school proposal is, a "means to an end, to financially support" the Corbett School District. He said so:
Voila! A K-12 Charter Academy that will merely mimic the programs up and running in the existing K-12 school. Corbett already relies on transfers for a quarter of its enrollment. The new charter will allow it to increase enrollment by an additional 300 students, each bringing in about $5K to district coffers.
The best part of the charter plan is that state law allows any student to enroll in a charter school --it doesn't matter where they live.
That's clearly a surefire financial "means to an end".
Supposedly Corbett offers a superior learning environment to neighboring districts. Maybe so.
But that's not so surprising given Corbett's small size and its lilly white demographics. According to the Oregon Department of Education, 92% of its 700 students are white.
That will go a long way toward boosting a school's reputation.