I read a Delaware Online opinion piece this morning and I wanted to comment. I do believe the funding exclusions should be consistent throughout the state. It is my understanding that the Department of Education approved the exclusions every year. That being said, charters are public schools and they need to open their doors and accept all students just like our school districts do. The charters should not be able to kick their accepted students out of their schools because of grades, attendance or behavior – they should keep those students and provide resources to the students just like our school districts do. Charters want flexibility, the flexibility should not come at the expense of our children. There are Delaware charters that open their schools up to all students, anyone who wants to apply can apply and they will add them to their lottery. Then there are other charter schools that shut their doors, hang a sign “experience needed” – this needs to stop.
We need to stop putting up barriers and work together for “ALL” of our children.
Rep. Kim Williams – 19th District – Delaware
Reblogged this on Exceptional Delaware.
Not only should charter schools be allowed to remove unruly students, but all schools should be able to do the same. No more should students suffer, simply because they are stuck with a classmate who refuses (emphasis on refuses) to behave. That student should be removed and sent to a school that would better suit his/her needs. The misbehaving student robs all of his/her classmates of the opportunity to learn.
The schools must adhere to the student code of conduct. Districts are not allowed to send children away unless they are expelled and then they are sent to an alternative school.