Thursday, January 21, 2016

Another story of charter schools pushing out special ed students: The Success Charter chain | Seattle Education

Another story of charter schools pushing out special ed students: The Success Charter chain | Seattle Education:

Another story of charter schools pushing out special ed students: The Success Charter chain


Since charter school franchises were established, there has been cherry picking of students and the pushing out of students who cannot perform on standardized tests, whether there are behavioral problems or the student require more resources than the charter school cares to provide.
See the Southern Poverty Law Center’s paper titled Access Denied: New Orleans Students and Parents Identify Barriers to Public Education which describes in detail “the barriers to public education for students with disabilities”.
The most recent publicized example is in New York City where Eva Moskowitz, the queen of charter schools in the region, is embroiled in allegations of pushing out special needs students in her Success Academy charter chain.
To follow is a report by Juan Gonzalez of the Daily News:
Eva Moskowitz is the founder of Success Charter Network, the city’s largest chain of charter schools.
Eva Moskowitz, founder of the school chain Success Charter Network.
The city’s largest charter school chain has been violating the civil rights of students with disabilities for years, a group of parents say in a formal complaint lodged Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education.
The parents of 13 special needs students claim the Success Charter Network, which is run Another story of charter schools pushing out special ed students: The Success Charter chain | Seattle Education:


NEWSLETTER: Conference Scholarships and Proposals - Network For Public Education

NEWSLETTER: Conference Scholarships and Proposals - Network For Public Education:

NEWSLETTER: Conference Scholarships and Proposals

NPE 2016 Early Bird
This year’s Network for Public Education Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, on April 16-17 will be a unique opportunity to show a strong and united front in the battle to promote and defend our public schools.
We’ll hear from exciting keynote speakers such as NPE Founder Diane Ravitch, the Rev. William Barber, and Bob Herbert. Workshops will be run by activists doing the work as we address our theme: And Justice for All: Strengthening Public Education for Each Child.
If you have not registered, please do so now while our Early Bird special is still on. Register here.
Do you need financial help in order to attend? Apply for our limited scholarships here.
If you cannot attend make a tax deductible donation to our scholarship fund here. Just scroll down to sponsor an advocate.
Do you want to present a workshop? We would love to hear your idea. To apply to present go here.
Diane needs you. Public Education needs you. And most important of all, our students need you.
Visit our new website and join our new Facebook page. Make a tax deductible donation. Get a friend to join NPE. We have exciting plans for 2016 as we continue to fight for public education. But we cannot succeed without your help.
Thanks for all you do and I hope to see you in Raleigh!
Carol Signature
Carol Burris  Executive Director, Network for Public Education
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Detroit Rocked by Teachers' "Sickout" Protesting Dire Conditions Under Emergency Management | Democracy Now!

Detroit Rocked by Teachers' "Sickout" Protesting Dire Conditions Under Emergency Management | Democracy Now!:

Detroit Rocked by Teachers' "Sickout" Protesting Dire Conditions Under Emergency Management




 On Wednesday, 88 of Detroit’s roughly 100 public schools were closed in the latest mass teacher "sickouts" protesting underfunding, black mold, rat infestations, crumbling buildings and inadequate staffing. Detroit Public Schools are under the control of unelected emergency manager Darnell Earley—none other than the unelected emergency manager who presided over the water contamination in Flint. We discuss the sickout and the state of Detroit’s schools with two guests: Victor Gibson, a retired Detroit public school teacher and active union member, and Russ Bellant, an education advocate and the former education director for the stationary engineers union, where he trained engineers working in the Detroit Public Schools.


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