When you don’t have a leader going on a fifth month is it any wonder the Charter School Office is going to Hell in a hand basket? As the authorizer for seven charter schools under renewal this year, the Delaware Department of Education can’t even follow their own timeline. It seems like things are going on behind the scenes with Newark Charter School during all this. Continue reading
Delaware Design-Lab High School is having some major issues. While they are struggling with enrollment, it appears their school model isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Parents and students saw right through this based on some of the parent complaints below. One parent went so far as to say they weren’t releasing her child from the one-year contract until after the September 30th counts. Citing a lack of supplies, and even cafeteria food by one parent, this brand new charter school looks to be having some of the same issues as the recently closed Delaware Met. While it doesn’t appear to be having the extent of the issues Del Met had, there is a pretty clear and consistent pattern here. Their enrollment is so bad they want to decrease it. Below is the Charter School Accountability Committee report from last week, along with information the school provided and parent complaints that came into the DOE.