Each week the school department produces an e-newsletter, and we’re grateful for the information. This week the newsletter posted a ‘sorta’ summary of the Charter School Compact between the BPS and the Association of Charter Schools. The BPS summary was a cut and paste job of their entire agreement, and wasn’t all-inclusive. What’s noteworthy, however, is an item that was left out. We will reprint it.
Specifically, the BPS promises to:
“Investigate the possibility of establishing contracts for the district to serve particular special needs populations on behalf of charter schools, and explore methods of helping charter schools recruit English Language Learners and students with varied special needs.”
We don’t blame the BPS for leaving that item out. We’d be embarrassed, too, to admit that the charters have no intention of educating ‘particular’ Special Education students. You have to wonder, where are all the educational watchdogs on this issue?