WOW- a new way to just recycle - a -charter!
so much for the " close 'em down if they are not working" golden rule of charters.
We are closing dozens and dozens of community schools but the bad charters linger like a bad lunch in a tad of schemes and re-organizations!
What is wrong w/ this picture?
Please confirm that this closed charter will be taken over by the same Democracy Prep/ Seth Andrews that got thrown out of RI for hiring unqualified teachers and charging too much for their "services", as described below in the article just posted.
Oh yes, AND the whole RFP process for a new operator was a scam. Nobody applied because they knew it was an under the table done deal that DP will take over. Didn't anyone think it unusual that not one other CMO bid on taking over Harlem Day which has it's own building. KIPP, HSA, Icahn, Achievement First, Uncommon Schools - they all have more experience than DP and could easily have won the bid but not one of them tried.
Graft, graft, graft and graft with recycle a charter, not to mention illegal but who's got the money to challenge SUNY CSI. So much for the premise of charters - accountability. Wonder how much is DP going to charge to manage the school...
Hey, there's no need to raise the cap anymore because all failing charters will be recycled :-)- Mona
I have been told that the DOE intends to save all the available school space in Harlem from now on for expansion of three charter chains:
Harlem Success, Democracy Prep and KIPP.
I’m not sure what will happen if another politically connected charter school comes calling asking for space, but this is what DOE educrats high up on the food chain have told others. - leonie
Update: Charter school operator departs10:34 AM Fri, Dec 10, 2010 | Permalink
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