Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site, and you should know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted herein.
This weekend the unqualified secretary decided that the charter schools of Pennsylvania needed to be put on an IEP. You see last year some of Tomalis’ prized charter schools failed to make AYP. However, this year when the secretary announced the schools that failed to make AYP some of the charters that failed last year were not on the list. How did this happen you ask? They had obviously demonstrated their superiority to traditional public schools, worked their asses off and made the cut this year, right? NO!
When someone dared asked if this was even legal, the spokesman for the Pennsylvania DOE, Tim (no degree in education) Eller essentially said don’t worry about it.
Take away? Obviously since charter schools are so unique, awesome and somewhat misunderstood, they are entitled to their own Individual Education Plan and accommodations. I mean come on, they are really new to this educating children gig. Give them a break.