Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Charter Schools Bomb On Latest Standardized Test 

Theola Labbe and Dion Haynes report in today's Washington Post that almost all charter schools authorized by the D.C. Public Charter School Board (including William E. Doar) failed to meet Annual Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind.

There are a lot of reasons for this result including the fact that this was a new test poorly administered with little student preparation combined with the fact that it is going to take charters years to catch D.C. kids up to grade level after years of neglect by DCPS.

But if someone asked me to focus on 1 cause I would love to say that we have spent the last 3 years trying to locate, renovate, and expand our facility. This process has been so difficult that it distracts us from teaching.

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