This is my son’s first year at School for Creative Studies and he LOVES it. The project-based learning and computer-focused work both help him excel. I have been impressed with the ways the different teachers work together and how much he is learning. He almost never has homework, and yet is learning even more than he did in a traditional classroom.
[This article originally appeared in the blog of the Durham Association of Educators. Click HERE to read it and view its accompanying photographs.]
There is a lot to say about the role that the charter school movement is playing in North Carolina these days. There is nuance and research and a million different ways to take on the question. And, while I do feel clear that the rapid infiltration of charters promoted by the current NC General Assembly and its monied backers is little more than a foot-in-the-door towards privatization and spells disaster for our communities, that’s a whole ‘nother discussion for a whole ‘nother post.
While SCS is in its 1st academic year, it has provided my child an environment that fosters quality education and social-emotional development. Her 6th grade teachers (and one 7th grade teacher) have been excellent in following up with concerns and ways to ask Kamryn at home. Communication is very important to me and in any child’s academic support and partnership, her teachers have been diligent in responding promptly to my concerns and request and I appreciate it immensely.