Imagine over student limit; BSU dismayed
FORT WAYNE – Ball State University is not pleased that Imagine MASTer Academy has admitted more students than allowed in its charter.
The charter school on Wells Street admitted 815 students this year, although its charter recommends admitting 775, Principal Jim Huth told the school board Wednesday.
Huth said that exceeding the allowed figure was due to “poor communication” between himself and the registrar. A Ball State representative said the move created “negative connotations” in Muncie and warned that Imagine MASTer Academy could face repercussions. Ball State, the authorizing agency behind the school, approved its charter.
To address the issue, the board voted unanimously to amend its charter to allow it to have more students. The change will be effective this year only.
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Thursday, September 16, 2010
A Bit of Advice...
Some unsolicited advice for Imagine: try not to piss off your authorizer when you're already on probation for previous violations and hoping to open a new school in a city.
From the Journal Gazette:
Posted by Ken Libby at 8:54 PM