Friday, April 02, 2010
Parents Upset by Imagine's "Shenanigans"
The Imagine Schools are in the news again, this time for their behavior in Las Vegas. At Imagine in the Valle, parents are becoming more and more aware of how little power they have over their charter school management company - and they're hardly the only group of parents with similar concerns. The Kennesaw Charter School in GA recently divorced themselves from Imagine; additionally, the Marietta Charter School will be meeting today to talk about renewing their contract with Imagine ***(Correction 3/3: I do not know if they specifically talked about renewing the contract with Imagine - but their schedule does say they'll talk about charter renewal, which could include Imagine-related business). There have been other schools seeking a separation from Bakke's for-profit management organization, and we're likely to see more parents looking at this option as Imagine's schemes are publicized by the small batch of sharp education writers with a legitimate concern for children, families, and teachers.
From Emily Richmond at the Las Vegas Sun:
Continued here. Do read the entire article - plenty of juicy bits in there.