Here are some very important I extracted from the letter below to highlight:
While our 5th Grade parents and students had to find space for the students for 6th Grade, the Department Of Education gave Democracy Prep the vacated space in our building to bring their own 6th Grade classes there. DOE policies eliminate 6th Grade in elementary schools to make space for charter schools. [DOE STOPS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM GROWING ADN THEN CLAIMS PEOPLE WANT CHARTERS.]
During the 2009-2010 School year, we were informed that Democracy Prep Charter School would be in our building for only one year [YES, THEY LIE ALL THE TIME]. They started out with six rooms. By the end of the school year, we learned that Democracy Prep wanted four more rooms for the 2010-2011 School Year.
Democracy Prep was allowed to get four additional rooms which totaled 11 so far; and then the DOE slashed our budget causing eight teachers to be excessed from our school. We believe this was done purposefully so that more rooms could be available for the charter takeover.
Ms. Rose stated that Richard Boccioccio, space allocation inspector, reported that “there are rooms for Democracy Prep to expand” from 6th- 8th grades by getting four additional rooms in our building.