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  •  And one other thing (4+ / 0-)

    The funny thing about that movie  - I was at a candidate's meeting for the local school board last night. They were discussing how Charter Schools largely avoid dealing with students who have any disabilities whatsoever, and pass them back to the public schools who cannot refuse them and have services.

    That happened to a friend of mine. Her kid was in a charter school  and is dyslexic  - she is bright but has learning diabilities. The owner of the charter school basically gave her no additional services to help. She even said, that if my friend didn't like it, maybe she should take her kid out of that school. Which she eventually did, and got services to help reading and writing from a special tutor at the public school and now her daughter is thriving.

    Exact opposite of the film.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" - F.D.R.

    by biscobosco on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 06:01:47 PM PDT

    •  Charter schools should NOT be permitted to get (3+ / 0-)

      public money if they are not going to conform to federal law regarding disabilities and access in education.

      That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

      by concernedamerican on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 08:03:59 PM PDT

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        Larsstephens

        But who monitors this?

        It's as simple as, well, the director at the school didn't say No outright....
        She dragged her feet, and said "oh we're working on that"
        When eventually she did provide someone to help with reading it was inconsistent, low quality, hard to schedule,etc.

        There are ways of making a parent take their kid out without kicking the kid out.

        "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" - F.D.R.

        by biscobosco on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 09:38:40 PM PDT

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