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

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Charter School by Day, Nightclub by Night?

Club Damani's website doesn't list their exact location: no address is given, and the only directions are "Media St. & Edgemore Rd. (Entrance on Edgemore Rd.)". Those directions lead you to - surprise! - the parking lot (and back entrance) of Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School.

In looking at the events calendar posted on the their website, the club appears to be somewhat of a multi-use community center (albeit one that serves alcohol at some events; and it sounds like the place is open at other times, too). It hosts birthday parties (for adults and kids), baby showers, bridal showers, grad parties, PTA events, and anniversary celebrations.

The news reporter notes charter schools are not subject to the same financial oversight - that's an understatement!


  1. OMG, that was so funny, Ken. Thanks for scrounging up the story.

  2. Jack's Charter School and International Cafe seeks experienced barristas to teach in its rigorous academic program.