May 5, 2014

"Sit and stare" child abuse by charter schools

Mark Naison -For the past year, I have been working with, and trying to get legal representation for, parents whose children have been forced to "sit and stare" during standardized tests they have refused to take. This punitive policy has outraged parents and test refusal advocates throughout New York state and has resulted in mass pressure tactics which have persuaded many school districts- but not all- to eliminate the practice

Schools like those associated with the K.I.P.P. charter chain, the "Uncommon Schools" chain where NY State Education Commissioner John King was once a principal, and Eva Moskowitz's "Success Academies" have long made a practice of disciplining allegedly "unruly" students by making them sit and stare at a wall for hours at a time. Indeed, it is through disciplinary measures like this that these schools have used to drive out students they deem difficult who they fear might lower test scores as well as undermine school discipline

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

EVERYONE knows its a fucking racket to destroy public education (and education in general), and provide a cash cow to conservatard cronies...
but the sheeple still have a cud to chew, so no one is baring their fangs...

Anonymous said...

Do they provide a "Dunce cap" to go with "Sit and Stare"?