college-prep charter school for Irvington kids?
--- In email@example.com, "David"
> I'm in, and certified as Principal and English teacher.
Hey David & Bea & all --
I'm in, too!
In fact, for years now I've been wanting to make a field trip to the
Charter School. Maybe it's time to put that together?
The story of how the Princeton Charter School came to be founded has
deal of resonance with our situation here, I think.
Princeton is an affluent town like ours; its public schools had a good
But the schools were "fuzzy" and ed-schooly, just as ours are: whole
balanced literacy, constructivist math -- all '21st-century skills'-type
Meanwhile, parents tended to be highly educated people who wanted a
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
country to be accredited by the American Academy of Liberal
I'm going to post the Princeton Charter School's principles in a
so this doesn't get too long.
The story of the school's founding is available here:
Princeton Charter School:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, blockb@ wrote:
> > Anybody up for starting a Charter School? I found out there's a
of money sitting in NYS from the Federal gov't slated to go only
Schools. Cannot be re-directed.
> > Beatrice
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Catherine <hillisjohnson@>
> > To: email@example.com
> > Sent: Fri, Apr 8, 2011 11:41 am
> > Subject: [irvingtonparentsforum] Re: LIFO & parent choice
> > Hey Dan -
> > Hah!
> > We're already paying for a parochial school, and we're not getting
choice of teachers. The school assigns the teacher.
> > If the school assigns a bad teacher, you're out of luck.
> > I can easily imagine teachers working together in large 'practices'
> > So far, in the physician practices we've known, you choose your
within the practice - while sometimes seeing a colleague depending on
> > The funding mechanism is a separate issue, I think. Arranging the
so that parents choose their children's teachers doesn't increase taxes.
> > In fact, having parents choose their children's teachers **might**
spending since districts could end up spending less on remediation.
> > I think you'd definitely see fewer ineffective teachers given
> > Catherine