Charter Action Alert! May 9, 2020
Contact TEA Commissioner Mike Morath to request his denial of these expansions at:
NEW CHARTERS PROPOSED IN DALLAS ISD! Critical concerns about Waxahachie Faith Family Academy (FFA) and Uplift Charter Schools expansion:
Both charter campuses are in close proximity to DISD academically acceptable campuses.
Both charter campuses will drain funding from DISD area schools and affect all schools.
All available state funds should be used to support existing public schools and ensure that Texas can keep the promises made in 2019 with HB3.
Both charter campuses serve fewer special education students and Uplift serves significantly fewer English learners and At-Risk students.
Both charter campuses spend less on instruction per student, especially critical when students return after the Covid-19 crisis. Click here for more details
To learn about the dangers of expanding charters and vouchers, read more from the Network for Public Education in School Privatization Explained.
Have you ever wondered how charter schools are used as investment vehicles at the expense of low income students and taxpayers? This blog by Steven Singer explains how.
DISD History with Charter Partnerships
In 2019, Dallas ISD Board of Trustees passed Charter Partnerships, despite strong opposition from the community.
Here's a brief post about the initial passage of charter partnerships at the February 28, 2019 Board meeting.
Here is a link to some of the background information regarding the initial charter partnership proposal.
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