"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Friday, July 28, 2006

Charter School Founder Fired

It is too bad that Michael Delman, charter school enthusiast and Dean of Students at Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School, did not do a little homework on charter rules of due process during the time he helped to found the school. After volunteering for 4 years to get the school up and running, and after being promoted to Dean of Students, Michael Delman was fired this week without warning or explanation.

And because this charter school management, like the vast majority of others across the country, maintains the right to hire and fire teachers at will, Michael Delman, founder, must be looking back longingly at those public school teaching days in Southborough when his job was not subject to the capricious and arbitrary whims of a school manager with a sharp axe to grind.

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