A valid response to this article (see link below) is to ask…how has the traditional school system done any better? The problem is that as a society, we have not chosen to promote the full development of children. Instead, we emphasize standardized testing which constitutes a limited construct (at best) of learning and development. Special ed and at-risk students don’t thrive in this model regardless of where it is housed… in a charter school or in a traditional public school. Let’s tell our lawmakers that we want schooling to be about human development and not limited to passing a state test!
To learn more about a model that pursues the full developmental needs of students, please go to http://www.pbsdevelopment.com/sbc-programming.php.
This post is in response to…
Resmovits, J. (6/19/12). Charter schools fall short on students with disabilities. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/charter-schools-disabilities-_n_1610744.html?utm_campaign=062012&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-education&utm_content=FullStory.