Diane Ravitch shared the clip below on Leonie Haimson's NYC Education News listserv this evening. You have to watch it. ALL OF IT!
I was particularly moved by the special education teacher and father of a student with special needs. The father mentions the charter school counts students who have speech impediments among those it serves with special needs. I'm not sure how I feel about that when they're trying to take over building space from a public school that almost certainly provides services for many children with significantly more demanding special needs.
Also - flyers telling immigrants that if their students attend charters they'll be deported? Wonderful.
How democratic is this?