Delaware charters have become well known for being very bad at accommodating children with special needs. It’s not all of them, but the bulk of them have a very hard time giving children what is required by federal law. Recently, Kendall Massett, the executive director for the Delaware Charter School Network, wrote an article on a Delaware blog asking parents to tell why charters are so great. To get the word out about why parents should choice their children to charters. She also talked about how her organization wants to get more charters in Delaware’s other two counties, Kent and Sussex. No thank you, Kendall. We have more than enough. Until your “great” charters fully follow the law, I don’t want to hear about MORE charters in Delaware.
To be fair though, I decided to see if this is just a Delaware issue. It’s not. It’s all over the country. New York, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and more. I went through different search sites, and found an overwhelming amount of links. All I put in was “charter schools not accommodating special needs”, and they appeared. I’m going to put several links up, and I encourage every special needs parent and non-special needs parent around the country to pass the word around about America’s charter schools!
Included in these articles are special education issues, as well as numerous other tactics and illegal activities America’s charter schools have accomplished in their 18 year existence. Well done charters!