By Janet Wolcott
Plumas Charter School
As the director of a California charter school, I would like to clarify some of the issues raised in Ms. Biggs’ Where I Stand in last week’s newspaper.
To begin with, my colleagues and I at Plumas Charter School are in complete agreement with her statement that there are “many reasons to begin high school in, and graduate from, a traditional brick-and-mortar school …” The majority of the teachers on the PCS staff have distinguished themselves as educators in the conventional school setting. We are well aware of the advantages and drawbacks of such schools. We also know from experience that while they serve many students well, they don’t meet the needs of all.