Imran Omer's Blog

Charter Schools—a Teacher’s View

Published onSeptember 22, 2018 onGoodreadsandBlogspot

A few days ago I was talking to a friend, who has been a teacher for more than thirty years, in both public and charter school systems. Because she was only licensed to teach art, and because art (unfortunately) is a very low priority in most school systems, she was displaced due to the lack of funds. The next job she found was in a charter school. I remember how she had complained about the public school system, but her complaints about the charter schools went far beyond her complaints about the public school system. She said, “They expect me to get to work at 7:35 am, and be on school grounds even before students appeared at the door. Then they want me to teach four 75-minute classes daily, and be present in the lunch room with the…

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