Saturday, November 09, 2019

Time For Charter Schools To Dump Unwanted Students

On October 31st, school funding for the year is based on student enrollment as of that date.  Once November sets in, the school funding is set.  Its in November that charter schools will start to expel unwanted students and dump them into the public school system since the money is already allocated to the school..

Because of a quirk in how schools are funded, charter schools will do everything possible to retain all their students up to October 31st to get their funding.  However, after that date, charter schools will start to push out misbehaving and or academically challenged students to the public schools.  That also includes Special Education and English Language Learners who need extra services.

Obviously, New York State's school funding must be changed so as to discourage student dumping that the charter school get away with and still retain the funding as if that student is still in the charter school.. 


Anonymous said...

We've already started to get some of them! One of them spent an hour screaming in a closet and trying to shove the door closed, and when myself and another teacher spoke to his grandmother the word came back that we threatened them with calling ACS (which we did not, of course). Such fun!

Anonymous said...

@ 9:58 its obvious you and your cohorts cannot handle a minor case of an angry child! so nyc is the best place for you. stay away from the suburbs, leave that to the well trained educators.

rps said...

Or maybe just maybe, the misbehaving or dead beat student needs to straighten up and get his act together. Such students literally block the education process from the entire rest of the class. If they don't want to be there, get rid of em! They're minors, not vegetables. They have a brain and can makes decisions and will do want they want to do in the end. If you don't believe first raise one, then walk into a classroom and see what it's like when ONE student refuses to stop being disruptive. There is nothing that can stop him except to let him go. He doesn't want to be there so why are we forcing teenagers to be in a place they don't want to be?