Thursday, August 8, 2013

NYSED APPROVES TROJAN HORSE PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Struggling to fill seats, drum up false demand and justify hollow, multi-million dollar marketing campaigns, charter schools have come up with an ingenious TROJAN HORSE strategy in which they will poach students from popular public schools -- and get paid to do it!" .... Lorna F, parent
 This story in the DN the other day inspired the comment above.

NYSED charter schools getting $4.5 million state grant to teach regular public schools - Daily News
Top city charter schools will teach regular public schools how to better educate students in a new initiative funded by a $4.5 million state grant, Education officials said. Eight high-performing charter schools in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan will share instructional techniques with traditional district schools starting in September.
Parent Lorna F is pointing out that State Ed is helping undermine a popular trusted school using the Trojan Horse charter.
The copy for this should've been:

"NYSED APPROVES TROJAN HORSE PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Struggling to fill seats, drum up false demand and justify hollow, multi-million dollar marketing campaigns, charter schools have come up with an ingenious TROJAN HORSE strategy in which they will poach students from popular public schools -- and get paid to do it!"

I say this because this passage in the DN article is most telling:

"But PS 85 is a popular neighborhood school with a community of devoted parents, and the charter school wants to build its own connection to local families. So PS 85 Principal Ted Huster will help the charter school develop programs to draw in parents, and the charter will help Huster bolster student literacy."

3 comments:

  1. HOw did these "high performing" charter schools do on the Common Core tests released yesterday?

    Maybe they're not as high performing as they would have us think.

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  2. Just wondering if the public school volunteered for this.

    And why don't we have the numbers for charters. I know they are exempt from using scores to evaluate teachers.

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  3. Diane has a post on charters. Funny how all the students in Eva's schools aced the test when other charters didn't. In fact NYC did a bit better than the charters. I'm sorry, I just don't trust Eva's high results and hope someone looks into this. Or does she have the Rhee factor???

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