Another story of charter schools pushing out special ed students: The Success Charter chain
Since charter school franchises were established, there has been cherry picking of students and the pushing out of students who cannot perform on standardized tests, whether there are behavioral problems or the student require more resources than the charter school cares to provide.
The most recent publicized example is in New York City where Eva Moskowitz, the queen of charter schools in the region, is embroiled in allegations of pushing out special needs students in her Success Academy charter chain.
To follow is a report by Juan Gonzalez of the Daily News:
Eva Moskowitz, founder of the school chain Success Charter Network.
The city’s largest charter school chain has been violating the civil rights of students with disabilities for years, a group of parents say in a formal complaint lodged Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education.
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Detroit Rocked by Teachers' "Sickout" Protesting Dire Conditions Under Emergency Management
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