Resources

(This resource page is new, and will be updated regularly. To recommend resources/topics, please email scscbrooklyn@gmail.com.)

CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING

(July 2011) Following the Charter Dollars: Who Benefits Financially from the Pro-Market Charter School Movement. The Louisiana School Boards Association provides an analysis of how charter school movements around the country are funded, and touches upon the fine line between school funding and school control.  http://www.lsba.com/PressRoom/PressRoomDisplay.asp?p1=4508&p2=Y&E=N

(Jan 2011) Adding Up the Spending: Fiscal Disparities and Philanthropy Among New York City Charter Schools. In a blow to conventional wisdom, New York City charter schools are not outperforming traditional public schools and are not inadequately funded, according to a new study out of Rutgers University. http://greatlakescenter.org/docs/Policy_Briefs/Baker_NYCharter.pdf

CHARTER SCHOOL CO-LOCATION

(July 2011) Consensus for Reform: A Plan for Collaborative School Co-Locations. This report by NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio expands upon two case studies to highlight persistent shortcomings in the NYC Department of Education’s processes for co-locating schools. It concludes by outlining eight concrete steps the State and City should take to reform co-location policies.  http://advocate.nyc.gov/files/Consensus_for_Reform.pdf

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

(Winter 2012) Save our Public Schools! Unions fight to end school closures http://working-families.org/publications/newsletter/LPWFnewsWinter12.pdf#page=2

(11/01/2011) Study Warns of Limited Savings From Closing Schools http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/11/02/10closings_ep.h31.html

(02/3 1/2011) Urban Activists: School Closures Hurt Our Communities http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/03/31/27pnbk_schoolclosures.h30.html

LINKS For understanding Charter Schools in District 14
DEMOGRAPHICS

NOTE: the “counseling out” or low-testers doesn’t happen until AFTER the money for the child goes to the charter school

HEDGE FUNDS & NEW MARKET TAX CREDITS

NOTE:  Success Academy is seeking to change their charter and it’s at-risk design admissions factors to include a variable set-aside for English language learners (“ELLs”), which would be set at 20 percent of the incoming class for the 2012-13.

PRIVATIZATION

EFFECT OF CHARTER SCHOOLS (AND MAYOR) ON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

COSTS OF RUNNING CHARTER SCHOOLS vs. PUBLIC SCHOOLS

NOTE: article shows that the costs per student is the same with co-location, but doesn’t factor in additional monies brought in through New Market Tax Credits

PRESS FOR SCSC and WAGPOPS (Williamsburg And Greenpoint Parents for Our Public Schools):

LAWSUIT

SUCCESS ACADEMY AND D14:

NEGATIVE/UNFAIR INFORMATION RE: D14 SCHOOLS

Schoolfisher (Eric Grannis/Tapestry anti-progressive schools and anti-community schools):
Claiming that there is no choice for high achieving kids in W/G:
Moskowitz OpEd
Success brings choice
SUCCESS ACADEMY  – info about the school
FOIL REQUESTS AND DOE
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