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Re: “Urban Charter School charter revoked

I am an educator in a juvenile detention center in Texas. My very gifted grandson attended The Little Rock UCPC. When my daughter called to inform me of its closing I, too, was devastated. You write about fiscal irresponsibility in these turbulent economic times. Do you not notice the financial hardships affecting education systems across the country. Teachers, administrators, support staff, and students are being deleted from the education process because power-players are too hung up on greed and deception to care. However, the Administrator, Support-Staff, Teachers, and Caring Parents at UCPC saw a need and cared enough to try to be proactive, but the naysayers and turn-coats ( and you know who you are) had a negative hidden agenda. Most of the students incarcerated at the facility in my class are males who are repeat offenders and are African American or Hispanic. The purpose of institutions like UCPC is to stop the young gifted males from becoming such a devastating statistic. Shame on you Little Rock and the BOE for not doing what is morally right!

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Posted by aburns on 03/18/2011 at 6:33 PM


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