Hardin County Schools protest Charter school house bill
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 22:49
Opponents of the charter school often complain that the school does little to reach out to Red Bank's minority community, which the school denies.
The Kentucky Education Association, an educators group, and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence were among those who opposed virtual charter schools.
"I would like to thank everyone from the Old Bridge community and surrounding communities who came out in support of the wonderful public school programs that we offer here in Old Bridge and I am proud to be part of a community that always pulls together when needed".
That the issue took place in the backyard of Save Our Schools NJ, an organization critical of charter schools, added another wrinkle to the drama.
"I love my public school" is one of the messages from the Hardin County Education Association, fighting House Bill 520, which was introduced in February by Kentucky House Education chairman John Carney.
CHARTER CHANGES A sweeping bill that rewrites Tennessee's charter school law passed its first hurdle with a few revisions, including one that would allow the state's largest districts to charge higher fees from the charter schools they oversee. "We remain concerned, as well, that the PCS application was designed without the input of our community and that its approval will effectively appropriate $1.2 million in taxes, every year, without any vote".
The expansion proposal touched off an intense debate in Princeton, a town with an uneasy relationship with the Charter School.
Cochrane said because of those concerns he and the board are considering their options, including the right to appeal the state commissioner of education's decision. It can't reject kids who don't have good manners.
If approved, the Albert Einstein EnergySmart Charter School would have replicated the curriculum of Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School in Franklin, which was recently mentioned in a Bergen Record story looking at charter school officials and their relationships to Fethullah Gulen and the Hizmet movement, which Turkey's President Recep Erdogan blamed for the country's recent coup attempt.
"As a public school district, we have the responsibility and the privilege to educate a wonderful diversity of almost 3800 students". Charter school teachers will not play a role in socializing the child because they will not have the training or the interest, nor will they be paid enough to try. Hispanics comprise just 38.5 percent of the charter school, while they are 81 percent of the borough schools.
"We do not need charter schools in Hardin County, we do not", Sedano said.
We should control the education of our children. The state board would appoint eight of the nine members of each charter school board, and the local school systems would appoint the ninth. "And what we should also be talking about is how charter schools exacerbate the inequality that we see in schools".
The Board of Directors of the KY Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.