Senate Bill #24 addresses more concerns with charter schools

148th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 24

Primary Sponsor:

Henry

Additional Sponsor(s):    & Sen. Cloutier & Rep. J. Johnson

CoSponsors:

Rep. Keeley

Introduced on :

01/27/2015

Long Title:

ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOL RENEWALS.

Synopsis of Orginal Bill:

(without Amendments)

This act would ensure that the academic performance of charter schools who are serving low income and minority students are evaluated by the improvements that they have made with their students.

Current Status:

Senate Education Committee   On   01/27/2015

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Actions History:

Jan 27, 2015 – Assigned to Education Committee in Senate

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9 responses to “Senate Bill #24 addresses more concerns with charter schools

  1. There are three components to the charter school renewal process: Academic, Financial and Organizational. In the case of Family Foundations Academy, they did not meet two of these. At first, they met financial, but that was before the spending spree came to light. I know a school is about academics, but you have to get the other two right. This bill would ensure these charters like FFA can get away with their shenanigans.

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  2. ?? Is this supposed to mean that the academic component of the framework is measured by AYP exclusively? Why just a subset of schools? Wouldn’t that serve to institutionalize differences between schools that folks are already screaming about?? I can’t access the links so apologies – on the surface, I can’t figure out what this mess
    is even supposed to mean.

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    • lastDEconservative

      ” … on the surface, I can’t figure out what this mess
      is even supposed to mean.”

      I wonder if that’s intentional …

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  3. Everything by the DOE these days is based on standardized test scores. They can do their little survey monkeys all they want, but at the end of the day, if students aren’t performing well based on their Common Core Smarter Balanced tests, they will throw anyone under the bus.

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  4. Wow, this bill would lower the academic requirements for charter schools to lower standards of accountability than traditional schools have now….why would others support this bill? I thought charters were held to higher standards of performance, not lower…

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  5. MHS… charter schools have always been held to lower academic standards than public schools. Until recently they were protected from even having their scores made public. Once forced to do so, the myth about charter schools being better, dissolved into nothing faster than the Epic Blizzard of 2015

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  6. When can we get a bill banning Charter Schools outright? It is what we need.

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  7. alsonewarkmom

    But I think MHS has a point. Lets get some legislation that protects all of our schools from testing as singular measure of achievement.

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    • I have to agree with this. I don’t care what school your child goes to, unless the test is rigged to make sure certain schools do better, all children will suffer upon taking the demonic Smarter Balanced Assessment.

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