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  • Presenter: India Ford
  • Date: May 12, 2020 1:00 pm
  • Target Region: Anywhere
  • Target Audience: Administration, Authorizers, Governing Board Members
  • Category: General
  • Register At: https://bhope.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ueTY2XXiRs6fnGVk-Rdj1g
  • The recording for this webinar will be posted here shortly after the presentation.

Description

The charter school concept started by Ray Budde was initially designed to allow teachers an opportunity to develop and create a program that fits different students and their needs. The program would be housed in the district and students would go to that school if selected, referred or requested. The district would approve the school for operation and no money would leave the district as the students would remain in the district. Big for-profit companies have now taken the reigns and exploited the public and federal funding causing the negative perception charter schools have gained.

This is now my 6th year working as a charter school operator and as an educator, I am a firm believer that TEACHERS should be the developers of charter programs and should be the ONLY individuals allowed to open charter schools. We have gone to school for this and legislation has somehow allowed, yet again, big business to dictate what happens in our profession. This webinar will share details about starting your own charter school, the positives and negatives and provide a few tips.