Most Americans (up North, at least) likely made it through high-school history class without their teacher flying a Confederate flag in the classroom. It's perfectly easy to teach kids about the pro-slavery Confederacy without draping the Rebel banner across the room.Lynn Norman-Teck, executive director of the nonprofit alliance, which speaks on behalf of charter schools, told New Times via email that the "flag, along with images of heroes from the civil rights movement, were used as part of an AP American History class lesson" and that the flag was "not part of the classroom decor." Norman-Teck stressed that the photo was taken out of context and that the flag was placed on the wall only to spark discussion among the students.However, current and former students told New Times that although the flag was placed on the wall as part of a lesson, the teacher has spouted far-right views before, including stating that the Confederacy was fighting for "states' … [Read more...] about Students Outraged at Confederate Banner at Miami-Dade Charter School
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Vaznis Globe Staff November 19, 2018 Questionable spending at the embattled Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy runs much deeper than excessive pay to a former executive director, according to a state audit released Monday that found the Dorchester charter school made more than $126,000 in improper credit card transactions and that its former executive director dipped into school funds to pay her mortgage.The school’s trustees also approved nearly $22,000 in cash advances to its employees — more than half of which went to former executive director Karmala Sherwood — in violation of its own policies.The audit is the latest blow for the charter school, which has been subject of two other state probes. In February, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education placed the school on probation due to a questionable payout to Sherwood, … [Read more...] about State audit finds more questionable spending at embattled Dorchester charter school
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Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 11:47 PM EST Nov 14, 2018 Detroit — The sudden closure of Delta Preparatory Academy devastated Earl Carter's 17-year-old son, who was beginning his senior year. The Detroit charter school closed just three weeks into the new school year in September, citing financial challenges and forcing 180 students in grades 9-12 to find new schools to continue their education. "They messed up a lot of kids' lives," said Earl Carter, whose son, Olonzo Prescott, scrambled to find a new school. "They messed up a lot of kids' lives." Olonzo, who eventually enrolled at Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern, a Detroit Public Schools Community District school, is hoping to receive scholarship interest from colleges for his athletic ability, but his prospects now look doubtful because of being forced to start over at the new school, according to his father. He had two colleges interested in him before … [Read more...] about Michigan charter school closures fire up education debate
By Letters To The Editor | PUBLISHED: November 9, 2018 at 8:36 am | UPDATED: November 9, 2018 at 8:41 am Antioch district should support charter schools Re: “Charter schools’ approvals in doubt” Children in Antioch deserve better. In the Antioch Unified School District, nearly seven out of 10 students can’t read at grade level and eight out of 10 students aren’t meeting math standards. Only 35 percent of high school graduates are prepared for college. Are we, as a community, happy with those outcomes? As a graduate of Antioch schools, a homeowner in Antioch, a father of children in Antioch schools and the leader of East Bay Tech Academy Middle School, I’m not. This is why parents in Antioch are demanding something new for their children. My vision for East Bay Tech Academy — or Tech Antioch as our families call it — is to provide the space that those two out of three children currently graduated ill-prepared for college need. Jareem … [Read more...] about Letter: Antioch district should support charter schools