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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 04:25 PM

4. Students with disabilities,

 

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cost more money and pull down standardized test scores. Of course charter schools, and especially for profit charter schools, don't want too many of them. They just aren't cost effective.

This statement: Eva Moskowitz, who runs the high-performing Success Academy Charter Schools in New York, said one reason for the enrollment disparity is because some charter schools try to move students out of special education through intensive instruction. About 7% of disabled students at Success Academy move out of "special education" classification, compared to 1% for the school district, she said.

I've been a special education teacher for 25 years, and that statement should launch an investigation by the DOE into the way Ms. Moskowitz's schools evaluate students with special needs. In essence she is claiming that 7% of all special needs students at her "high performing" (I don't think I've ever heard of her politically favored charter system refereed to without the modifier "high performing" tacked on the front of it) Success Academy Charter Schools. That so many special needs students no longer meet the criteria for special education services every three years at her schools is nothing short of miraculous. The statement further implies, without subtlety, that she does a better job than the public schools. She certainly has plenty of chutzpah. I would very much like a chance at analyzing the data and rationale used to dismiss those mostly elementary school students. But of course, that information is confidential.

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