I work in a public school where I receive several new students every Nov. 1 who have been turned away from their immaculate charter schools.
What’s significant about this date, you may ask? Oct. 31 is when school budgets are set and determined by the number of students on the register. So in effect, charter schools keep students they feel to be undesirable just long enough to receive budget allocations for them and then suggest they find somewhere else to go.
It’s a despicable practice that I have yet to see covered in any news stories.
V. Melissa Diggs, Urban Assembly Institute for New Technologies, Manhattan