Brookly Charter School "Flunks Out"
According to the article:
Well, getting rid of the lowest performing students is definitely one way to boost your school's scores.
Among the concerns uncovered by the state Education Department are:
* Founding principal Sheila Joseph changed her title to "superintendent" and had her salary hiked from $120,000 to $180,000, plus a $20,000 bonus, without explanation.
* The school offered 12 fewer days of instruction than approved in its charter.
* Forty-eight students were discharged in the 2008-09 school year, including seven low-performing third-graders prior to state testing.