It make perfect sense that he would be against local control.
The way the system is set up works so well for him and the other members of the Black Minister's Council, why wouldn't he defend how the state is running the show!
Check out this YouTube video, PK on 3852. Notice it's PK, not AK. This is coming to you from Pastor Khan, not Amir Khan. He is delivering this message straight to other pastors and the members of their churches. (And don't worry, if it gets taken down I have it backed up…)
Pastor Khan encourages the pastors to come to Trenton and asks their congregants to contact their legislators to make sure that YOU won't have local control over charter schools in your community.
Let your legislators know exactly how you feel, and let them know you are in support of charter schools, and you are not in support, you oppose this bill, you want to keep it in the hands of the state, and not the local township. -- Pastor Khan
And then he prays that those pastors will let their members use their smart phones to call and email their legislators to oppose the bill right in the middle of their sunday sermons!
Now check this one out…
If we have a couple hundred churches and pastors rally behind us, and each one of us as pastors make the phone calls, send out an email, and we get our congregation members to do the same, we can bombard the senators and the speaker with thousands and thousands of phone calls and emails, that will put enough pressure to bring about change. -- Pastor Khan
Now here is my favorite part. Did you catch that when he is talking about local control the decision should be in the hands of the state, not the local township. But when he is talking about school choice, he says:
I believe that school choice should be in the hands of not the politicians or the government or the city, but back in the hands of the parents.
What it REALLY sounds like to me is what Pastor Khan believes is that decisions about public education should be based on whatever is best for HIM and whatever enables HIM to re-open his private school as a charter with public money. And he's not afraid to lobby Trenton for what's best for HIM.
Funny, looks like Khan could lose his tax exempt status if he get's caught doing it:
Uh oh PASTOR Khan.
Let's get back to how Khan got his charter for a minute though.
When the approval of Regis Academy was announced in September of 2011 Jessica Calefati reported:
He really should have thanked Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf. Regis Academy's approval was one of only four that round; the first round COMPLETELY overseen by Cerf. In the press release to announce the decisions it was stated that:
The Department has expanded its strategies for growing the state’s charter sector and increasing the number of high-quality seats available to students. One shift in focus includes expanding efforts to attract high-quality charter applicants.
Which "expanded strategy" allowed for Amir Khan to be considered a "high-quality applicant?"
Guess only Acting Commissioner Cerf and the Governor know for sure. But when Khan is on the dais, and the Governor preposterously claims not to know him, it sure makes you wonder, doesn't it?