New WHYY post: New Camden Charter Schools Provoke Specious Allegations

Just up at WHYY's Newsworks:
Is the opening of more charter schools in Camden City a cause for celebration or legal action? If you ask an organization called Save Our Schools-New Jersey, it's the latter.

On Monday Susan Cauldwell, Executive Director of SOS-NJ, sent this letter to N.J. Commissioner of Education David Hespe alleging that Camden Public Schools (CPS) is violating the Urban Hope Act, which opened the door for additional charter schools in Camden, Newark and Trenton.

SOS-NJ wants the state's Department of Education to investigate whether Camden is going beyond its authority to help Mastery Charter Schools and Uncommon Schools (both charter school operators) settle in. (Full disclosure: my older son was a teacher for a Mastery school in Philadelphia)

Here are three of SOS-NJ's allegations.
Read the rest here.

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