Our “News Item of the Week” for today comes from the Boston Globe:
Rate surpasses other systems; educators say method works
“Boston charter schools are far more likely than traditional school systems to suspend students, usually for minor infractions such as violating dress codes or being disrespectful, a high-risk disciplinary action that could cause students to disengage from their classes, according to a report released Tuesday.
“Of the 10 school systems in Massachusetts with the highest out-of-school suspension rates, all but one were charter schools and nearly all of them were in Boston, according to the report, which examined the rates for the 2012-2013 school year. The report was released by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, a nonpartisan legal organization in Boston…”
“Charter school advocates on Friday demanded that the New York City schools chancellor, Carmen FariÃ±a, release data to support her accusation that those schools push some students out before they take state tests and later replace them with high-scoring children.
|The New York City School Chancellor has come under attack for saying that some charters push out children. Photo courtesy of the New York Times|
“Ms. FariÃ±a made her remarks aboutcharter schools on Thursday, after a speech at a conference hosted by Crain’s New York Business. In the speech, she said that she was supportive ofcharter schools, but that they had to be more transparent about their practices…”