A Los Angeles charter school with low test scores will stay open, reports the LA Times. Academia Semillas del Pueblo has friends on the school board who overruled a closure recommendation by administrators.
The school teaches in English, Spanish and Nahuatl, an indigenous language of Mexico, notes the Times. The co-founders are “dedicated to teaching culture that stretches back to before colonial Mexico.” An International Baccalaureate program has been added.
But students test poorly compared to similar students in other schools, including those taught in languages other than English.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
It's Not About Learning At All
If parents want to put their kids in such a school, I guess I'm ok with that, but how can so-called educators support this? Answer: it's not about education.