Monday, July 13, 2009

Brooklyn Dreams Charter School Update

According to a Sheepshead (Bay) Bites update, the information on Brooklyn Dreams Charter School was inaccurate.

Some excerpts:
Officials overseeing the application process for the school told us that the BDCS is not planning on using public school facilities at Shell Bank J.H.S. or any other in any district. In the application details and executive summary we received in a pdf file from the NYC Department of Education Chancellor's office, the BDCS stated, "The founding group anticipates leasing renovated space for the school through NHA in CSD 21, and do not intend to seek space through the New York City Department of Education."

We were told that applications could take two to three years to write up and even more time to be approved, so it is difficult for a school to establish an address or physical facility before the application is submitted for approval. We were reminded that all charter schools are public schools that do not charge any tuition, and as such these schools, once approved, do have a right to use public school facilities -- so long as there is a justified need and permission is granted by the community's school district.

We found that although the school has listed as their educational service provider the National Heritage Academies -- a Grand Rapids, Michigan,-based group that advocates teaching Creationism as scientific theory -- a representative we spoke with on the phone at the NHA was not aware of this relationship with the BDCS. Still, the BDCS's Board of Directors has officially stated that, if approved, the school will be under the NHA's administration. The school's application summary also states this.

Hmmm. Does anyone smell a creationism rat? Or other duplicity? Charters routinely declare they will be seeking space, only to come back after getting approval saying they had no luck (see one Hebrew Language Academy). and one minute it's District 22 (where Shell bank is located) and the next they are looking in Dist. 21. Wherever the path of least resistance, I guess.

There will still be a public hearing at Shellbank MS on July 16

Charter Applicant Hearing
I.S. 14 – Shellbank MS 2424 Batchelder St.
Brooklyn, New York 11235
(Between Avenue Y & X)

The original article at SBB are here and at E.Notes here.

2 comments:

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    "BROOKLYN DREAMS" CHARTER SCHOOL

    FINDS SCHOOL WITH PERFECT NAME
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    IF A SCHOOL'S NAME FITS : INVADE
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    ANOTHER CHARTER SHELL GAME TO BE PLAYED AT SHELL BANK JR. H.S.
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    TAXPAYERS SHELL OUT THE LOOT -
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    WHILE CHARTER CEO'S ARE LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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    FOLLOWING COMMENTS POSTED EARLIER
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    THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD
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    STATEN ISLAND CEC RESOLUTION BLOWS THE LID OFF THE INSANE COMPENSATION PACKAGES OF CHARTER SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
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    If the General Public was furnished with this devastating economic information there would be an uprising as emotional and hotly debated as the Madoff Ponzi schemes.

    The reason the Charter quacks get away with their scams and shell games is that the General Public does not have a clue about what this whole Charter School con game is really all about.

    There is NOT a Public School anywhere that would not show an upswing in student progress reports if such HUGE infusions of cash were injected into a school's general budget to hire more teachers thus reducing class size and allowing for more critical services.

    This Staten Island CEC Resolution should be replicated in the tens of millions and dropped from airplanes from coast to economically bleeding coast.

    This News Report represents a Clarion Call that should be promulgated at every Rally and every attempt should be made to SATURATE THE NEWS MEDIA with this information regarding the astronomical "compensation packages" of all these blood sucking Charter school "Administration Bandits" whose ultra exhorbitant "salaries" represent the Education Bank Heist of the Century.

    This information if shared and explained to American communities everywhere would go a long way to making people wake up and recognize how they are being ripped off at a time when so many Americans are barely able to keep their heads above water and even keep Body and Soul together.

    There should be huge Rallies and Demonstrations held in front of Joel Klein. Esq.'s 565 Park Ave Co-op building with signs so large that even from the windows of his Luxury Duplex, high above the street he can see printed on the signs the Mega Salaries being paid to the Charter School Administration vampires.

    Let Klein explain these dollar figures to the Public.

    This is information the Public can understand and you will be surprised how quickly the Public "gets it".
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  2. Thank you for reading our post. A day later, we posted an update.
    Brooklyn Dreams Charter School Not Seeking Public Space
    http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/blog1.php/Education/brooklyn-dreams-charter-school-at-shellb

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