The Charter School of Wilmington had their monthly board meeting on Tuesday night. On their agenda was a very interesting item about their recruitment efforts. For years, many people in Delaware have complained about the highly ranked charter school’s insufficient number of low-income, African-American, and students with disabilities populations of students. The school was specifically named in the American Civil Liberties Union complaint to the Office of Civil Rights about these practices. Online debate over this issue brings out raw emotions from both sides of the issue. It looks like Charter School of Wilmington may finally be coming around to taking a look at this fifteen year debate.
“A Discussion of programs to increase low income and special ed applications.” Kudos to whichever board member asked for this to be put on their agenda. It’s about time. I can’t wait to see these board minutes when they are released!