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					college-prep charter school for Irvington kids?

--- In irvingtonparentsforum@yahoogroups.com, "David"
<dhochheiser@...> wrote:
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> I'm in, and certified as Principal and English teacher.
>
> -Dave

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Hey David & Bea & all --

I'm in, too!

In fact, for years now I've been wanting to make a field trip to the
Princeton
Charter School. Maybe it's time to put that together?

The story of how the Princeton Charter School came to be founded has
a great
deal of resonance with our situation here, I think.

Princeton is an affluent town like ours; its public schools had a good
reputation.

But the schools were "fuzzy" and ed-schooly, just as ours are: whole
language,
balanced literacy, constructivist math -- all '21st-century skills'-type
stuff.

Meanwhile, parents tended to be highly educated people who wanted a
classical
college-preparatory education for their children. They had to create a
college-preparatory K-8 charter school to get it.

In 2002, the Princeton Charter School was the first charter school in
the
country to be accredited by the American Academy of Liberal
Education.

I'm going to post the Princeton Charter School's principles in a
separate email
so this doesn't get too long.

Catherine

The story of the school's founding is available here:
http://www.edexcellence.net/publications-issues/publications/
whycharter.html

Princeton Charter School:
http://www.pcs.k12.nj.us/

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> --- In irvingtonparentsforum@yahoogroups.com, blockb@ wrote:
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> > Anybody up for starting a Charter School? I found out there's a
large chunk
of money sitting in NYS from the Federal gov't slated to go only
towards Charter
Schools. Cannot be re-directed.
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> > Beatrice
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Catherine <hillisjohnson@>
> > To: irvingtonparentsforum@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Fri, Apr 8, 2011 11:41 am
> > Subject: [irvingtonparentsforum] Re: LIFO & parent choice
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> > Hey Dan -
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> > Hah!
>>
> > We're already paying for a parochial school, and we're not getting
our
choice of teachers. The school assigns the teacher.
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> > If the school assigns a bad teacher, you're out of luck.
>>
> > I can easily imagine teachers working together in large 'practices'
as
physicians do.
>>
> > So far, in the physician practices we've known, you choose your
own doctor
within the practice - while sometimes seeing a colleague depending on
scheduling.
>>
> > The funding mechanism is a separate issue, I think. Arranging the
structure
so that parents choose their children's teachers doesn't increase taxes.
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> > In fact, having parents choose their children's teachers **might**
decrease
spending since districts could end up spending less on remediation.
>>
> > I think you'd definitely see fewer ineffective teachers given
tenure-----
>>
> > Catherine

				
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