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

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Georgia Charter School Stores Investigated as Home Office Shuffles Managers

What could the problem be--this business model worked great for Pizza Hut and Burger King??

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 01/14/08

Top executives of one of Georgia's largest charter school operators have been summoned by state charter officials for a meeting today at the Department of Education to discuss "operational issues."

The Arlington,Va.-based company manages four schools in Cobb and Marietta. All have lost their principals to resignations or reassignments since June as well as the company's southeastern regional director.

The latest was Reginald Flenory, principal of Imagine International Academy of Smyrna. He was hired in February to head one of Imagine's two new start-up schools in south Cobb. He cited family issues as his reason for leaving. Kennesaw Charter Schools' former principal Catherine Montini, hired in August, lasted less than four months.

"We have concerns when we see a lot of turnover. You've got to have stability for a school to move forward," said Andrew Broy, state Department of Education charter director. . . .

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:49 AM

    This entire situation with Imagine has been swept "under the carpet". The issues never were addressed.

    The issues that I, a taxpayer, should have received answers to are many. The following are a few that I recall from articles I have read:

    What about the two years or Audit problems at the Kennesaw Charter?

    What about the license that was "falsley" obtained for a Pre School Program at Kennesaw Charter?

    What about the health issues that we read about and heard about on the television for two years straight; is the building a healthy place for children?