A Delaware charter school leader sent an email about student climate and discipline to their staff in April. While I understood some of the leader’s concerns, referring to your students as monkeys in a circus is probably not the wisest thing to say in this day and age. If you don’t believe me, ask Roseanne Barr. Even if it could possibly be explained in any context, (see “Not My Circus Not My Monkeys” for why this is crossed out) another email sent from a former staff member only cements the racist tone of the school leader given what the school has been doing gave me some heartburn because of what it suggests. Continue reading →
Sometimes I see or hear about stuff that is going on in Delaware schools that is just to good to be true. When I ran across this one, I thought it must be a joke. According to what these students had to say about this charter school in Dover it looks like this secret pipe has been unclogged! According to the complaint against the Head of School at this charter, it isn’t just bathroom issues either! If their complaints are true, there are some very serious issues going on there. I’m sure any teacher can tell you students abuse going to the bathroom, but to limit that to once a day? That seems a little abusive if this complaint has merit. But the school, according to the complaint, will give special consideration if you have a doctor’s note.
The part about meals and what the head of school allegedly said to kids is more worrisome if it is true. I would really hope it is not! I don’t think we will see a Delaware DOE Formal Review coming out of this, but I hope someone looks at this very troublesome but maybe it is not issue!
This was confirmed this morning. Head of School Peter Barry for Academia Alonso Academy has been placed on “extended leave” as confirmed by the school this morning. No details have emerged as to the reasoning behind this, but multiple sources have confirmed this brand new charter school in the Community Education Building in Wilmington, Delaware is having many problems in developing a curriculum.
This would be the third charter school in Delaware in the past four months to have a head of school either put on leave or terminated, following Academy of Dover and Family Foundations Academy. Barry had previously worked for the Christina School District. This is in reference to the article I posted yesterday but was not able to publish until I got confirmation.