Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School

A $2 BILLION DECISION: THE CASE FOR REFORMING NEW YORK’S CHARTER SCHOOL LAW, April 2010, New York State United Teachers report

…The Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School in Rochester is an example of the entangled relationships that sometimes exist between non-profits and charter schools. The charter school is sponsored by the Ibero-American Action League, a community group in Rochester, which has a number of interconnected subsidiaries, including the Ibero Housing Corp., the Ibero American Investors Corp., the Ibero American Development Corp. and others.114 The school pays $334,000 in rent to the IAAL.115 The charter school’s board of trustees has in common at least four boardmembers of the IAAL or its affiliated non-profits.116 The charter board’s president’s sister is the school’s highest earner at more than $116,000. The board president’s daughter also teaches at the school; another board member’s wife is the charter’s education coordinator at $78,000 per year. The school’s audit found that accurate enrollment data was not provided to the Rochester city schools, resulting in overpayments to the charter school…


1 comment:

Natasha Rivera said...

Makes perfect sense. I made it a priority to get my baby out! She was a straight A pupil, reading at above grade level, yet she was treated as if reading for more than a half An hr was a thing of the past, these teachers were GHETTO,rude,nasty, inexperienced and LACKED PASSION FOR THE OCCUPATION IN WHICH THEY WORKED IN and as a result the students found themselves being disciplined and bullied more than praised and rewarded. Whenever I went to have a FORMAL MEETING with the board, there was NO BOARD! I would call the RETIRED chairperson and he would direct me back to the principal, so technically there is no one higher than the principal in the chain of commands how inappropriate is that?? Their bilingual program is BOGUS! My child came home with no Spanish books, or Spanish work at all! n their model student program consists of them choosing the same kids over and over again. My baby got no incentive at all for working, and reading as hard as she did, on the contrary she was harassed by the teachers and asked if her reading time was legit or if she was just faking it, rather than them doing the PROFESSIONAL thing and calling ME to verify.these people are sad and they lack skills.