“No excuses” charter schools now making excuses, but shouldn’t be.

NOPE.  Cyber charter schools, like ECOT, can’t claim their failures are because of poverty anymore.  Even though they try.

Lobbyist Neil Clark, spokesman for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, is throwing to the wind the mantras of “all kids can learn” and “stop making excuses for failure” that prevailed during the birth of Ohio’s charter schools.

A recent CREDO report on e-schools shows that e-schools have the same poverty problems as common public schools, but ECOT’s graduation rate is still the lowest in the country.

From the CREDO study:

credo povery chart

ECOT’s advertising campaign has obviously kicked in, starting in 2008, and has been drawing in students from all over Ohio.  So now that the poverty level is similar between ECOT and Public Schools, what is their excuse for 62% of their students not graduating?

So much for “every student can learn,” and how about that whole accountability thing.

ECOT poverty credo

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Author: keving722

Educator

2 thoughts on ““No excuses” charter schools now making excuses, but shouldn’t be.”

  1. THANKS for the title: No-Excuses Schools Now Making Excuses. I have watched our inner-city district fall to the endless invasions of money-hunger school “reformers” for so many years now, that I think I’ve heard every possible excuse. The only thing which ever stays in my mind is that THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR POVERTY…but boy do we never hear that one.

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