As you are aware three approved charter schools set to open next school year 2014-2015 failed to attract students as “promised”.
I still support the charter concept that offers choice. But still question certain discriminatory student admission practices protected by skewed laws.
The failure of these three charter schools proves Publius notion that parent and students drive the demand is false. The demand is nothing but hype! These charter schools should have filled every seat and had waiting lists! Didn’t happen!
Academia Antonia Alonso had only 107 students fully signed up by Thursday, or only 36 percent of its planned enrollment. Delaware MET had only 93 students fully signed up, or about 34 percent of planned enrollment.
Design Lab Charter High School, another charter set to open in the fall, was also scheduled to face possible review, but the department took it off the board’s agenda. Design Lab officials have asked the state to allow it to open a year later.
Three charter schools couldn’t deliver application “promises”! Academia Antonia Alonso already asked for a delay last year and it was granted. Two years a 36% enrollment? Come on Publius WTF?