HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » Has This Happened At Othe...

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:42 PM

Has This Happened At Other Charter Schools?

Last edited Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:14 AM - Edit history (1)



We often hear stories about how charter school are graduating 90%-100% of their student and getting 90%-100% of their students into elite colleges. This week, it was alleged that the leaders of the once highly touted T.M. Landry College Preparatory school lied on student applications in an effort to get student into elite colleges. While watching the above video I began to wonder if this has been happening at other charter schools. Have multiple charter schools been lying on student applications? Have multiple charter schools been sending unprepared students to college? Has anyone ever done follow-ups on the student from charter school who were accepted by elite colleges? How many of the students in those viral videos actually attended the colleges to which they were accepted? How many of those students actually graduated from the colleges to which they were accepted?

How were those kids able to afford to go to the elite colleges to which they were accepted? I am not in any way, shape, or form, trying to insult the kids that were accepted to elite colleges. I am not opposed to poor kids going to elite colleges. Were we sold a false bale of goods? Were we shown videos of kids getting into elite colleges while the school administrators knew the kids either were not going to go to those colleges because they would not be able to afford the cost of those colleges, or they would not graduate from those colleges because they were not academically prepared to graduate from those colleges?

9 replies, 794 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Has This Happened At Other Charter Schools? (Original post)
erpowers Thursday OP
gopiscrap Thursday #1
Hoyt Thursday #2
Honeycombe8 Thursday #3
Squinch Thursday #4
YOHABLO Thursday #5
erpowers Friday #8
apkhgp Thursday #6
mysteryowl Thursday #7
True Blue American Friday #9

Response to erpowers (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:44 PM

1. of course it has

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:57 PM

2. Charter school operators are trying to make profit, that's a problem. Worse, parents put their kids

into these schools to get ahead of others, even if it takes a few lies or more.

Don't have a solution, but that ain't right.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:12 PM

3. If you're poor enough, you can get grants.

If you're just middle class, you can get student loans. If you have excellent grades, you can apply for scholarships.

The charter school thing is ripping off the public school system to give money to private school owner fat political donors, IMO. In Louisiana, it was the jerk Republican Bobby Jindal who took money out of the public school system and gave it to charter schools. I kid you not. And THIS is what happened. If the results don't justify stealing money from other kids, they'll just turn in fraudulent results.

But people keep voting for these Republicans who do these things that HURT their kids. Jindal also took the budget surplus he inherited and left the state with an historical huge debt. Sound familiar? The Trumpers' response to that? They blame the debt on the current governor, a Democrat. That's familiar to us Democrats, too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:19 PM

4. Charter schools in my area (tristate New York) have no better record than the public schools at

standardized test scores and graduation rates. They have a significant advantage over public schools so they should be doing MUCH better, but they do not.

The advantage is that they don't have to take special ed kids who deserve an education, but who lower the academic averages of the schools they attend.

Charter schools can also kick kids out for behavior problems. So all those very disruptive kids get booted back to the public schools.

And STILL, with those disadvantages, the public schools perform the same or slightly better than the charter schools in terms of standardized scores and graduation rates.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:25 PM

5. Headline should read: "Has This Happened At Other Charter School(s)?" left off the (s)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to YOHABLO (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:16 AM

8. Thank You

Thank you for pointing that out. I just did not see the error.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:22 PM

6. You can only push a kid so far

These kids are being bullied into accepting what these "teachers" are handing out. In this day and age when we have National Anti-Bullying Campaigns working to stop kids from being bullied these idiots come along and do it just the same.

There is teaching kids in school all of the different subjects they need to take to get ahead and then there are these people that falsify academic records so that the kid will get accepted to a Higher learning institution.

I do not care what color skin the kid has that is wrong, dead wrong.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to erpowers (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:01 PM

7. The truth always comes out, eventually.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Reply to this thread