Parents vow to keep fighting for school busing
SUMMIT — The Rev. William Barber told City Council on Tuesday that he intends to keep fighting for new public charter schools — a move the NAACP and other civil rights groups have called for since a 2011 ballot measure prohibited cities and counties from sending any new charter schools to middle and high schools.
The Rev. Barber, who served as the chairman of the committee on education policy and was o우리카지노n staff for Mayor Jim Kenney’s 2010 school charter, said he doesn’t expect the school district to close the doors on charter schools until about 2045.
“There are some very important charter schools that have done really great work for kids, both inside the city and in private charter schools,” Barber said. “But there is some, in my opinion, charter school that, in my view, is바카라 not working for our kids.”
The Rev. Barber pointed to Charter Schools for the Unadvantaged, Inc., a charter school that has had success in a district that 바카라had a population of 441,000 people, about 8 percent of the city’s population, during the 2010 census. The school earned a B in its first year of operation and was ranked sixth in its class in 2016, the Rev. Barber said.
Barber said many charter schools fail to pay their fair share because of overcrowding problems and for no-fault cases, because some students have to wait a certain number of months or years before receiving education credits and many others have a high dropout rate.
“It’s also the case where some of the public schools that are run by private business, private charter schools and some of the traditional public school schools, they don’t work,” he said. “The reason behind this is because in our case, we want to get those kids back into the city, not into a private charter.”
Charter schools have been criticized by parents and others who contend the schools are too costly and that most students are too well trained.
But Kenney said that while charter schools in the city have not proved successful, the city is not alone in trying.
According to a report from the Department of Education, the average tuition for a charter school in 2012-2013 was $6,700, up from $4,400 in 1998-99. In the past decade, those average tuition and fees have gone up by $2,000 — to $9,200 in 2014-15. That’s about $2,500 to $14,000 annually.