Which Charter School?

North Bay Educational Foundation posts the appendices to its charter application.

Thanks to John B. for mentioning in one of the numerous charter school threads here on the Patch that the appendix to North Bay Educational Foundation's charter petition has been posted on NBEF's website. You can click the link to it here or you can browse it through the comfort of the Patch's file uploading service.

In the interest of oversharing, I happen to be at work right now, so I don't really have time to go through it. But I did put in a call to Patch editor Brent Ainsworth to see if he had heard that it was online. He hadn't. As I was scrolling through, chatting with Brent, I happened upon the Conditions for Classroom and Charter Visitation.

We all know that some of those involved in the move last year to convert Rancho Elementary to a charter are involved here as well. If there were any doubts, take a gander at the name of the charter in that section and in the Drug-Free Workplace section.

We all make mistakes. Lord knows, I make some doozies, including, perhaps, fast and furious blog posting when I really should be working for a living.

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Starling Sapphire October 24, 2012 at 07:33 PM
You don't any experience either but you seem to have an opinion. You seem to focus way to much on these two people.
Andrew R October 24, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Here is a great article from one of the pioneers of charter schools and a former Asst. Secretary of Education. She used to be a proponent, but has completely changed her mind because charter schools have failed to live up to their promise. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704869304575109443305343962.html
Patty Maher October 24, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Here I go spamming threads again: public hearing on charter set for Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. http://novato.patch.com/blog_posts/public-hearing-on-new-charter-on-nov-8
Tina McMillan October 24, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Starling It is these two individuals that finally came out from hiding behind the SONS website when they posted their names. I have posted corrections to the website as have others and they have been repeatedly deleted. The corrections are links to the state website. It is fine to post accurate information but when you devote an entire website to bad mouthing an effort in which families, community members and teachers are involved, you have to wonder what makes them capable of deciding that their opinions are more important than CA charter laws.
Tina McMillan October 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Diane Ravitch is against all charter schools. She does not take the time to look at the positive impact on public education and in particular on the evolution of curriculum design and how the common core standards in combination with Core Knowledge Curriculum can be combined to create a system that is backed by research. Take a look at the 3 year NY study in the article by Sol Stern. The global statement that all charters are ineffective is a lie. Look at Novato Charter School and you will see how a Waldorf public charter has changed the lives of children and families for 16 years. No matter how hard you may try to completely negate the positive aspects of the public charter effort, we have local evidence to the contrary.


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