Our stories can help stop this madness! As other cities plan to copy the New Orleans model, it's very important that the voices of parents who are finding that their children are seen as acceptable collateral damage in a market based education system. Please share these parent voices widely and often. ... Karen Harper Royal from the belly in the beast, Parent Voices from New Orleans: http://bit.ly/In the topsy turvy world of ed deform, destructive hurricanes are a good thing - if they wipe out public school systems. Karen started out as seeing charter schools as an option. She found out real fast what they were all about.
Here is a post from today dealing with the consequences of charter school failure.
Here is a video of Karen I did at the Parents Across America debut event in New York with Leonie introducing Karen 4 years ago.
Punishing Children for Charter School Failure in New OrleansI've found myself in the unenviable position of having to say "don't close this charter school." Here is an article and my recent blog piece that explains my predicament.
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My recent Blog post: http://bit.ly/FixNOLA
If you meet parents who extol charters, send them to Karen.