I put up a link to a video about the great turn around in the Locke High Charter School in Los Angeles yesterday.
I should have mentioned that this school is being run as a “Green Dot” school. Green Dot is a management organization similar to the KIPP Academy program. It is having great success in its charters in LA.
The reason I mention Green Dot is that when House Bill 176 was being discussed, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday offered Green Dot as an example of the type of school management system that might be set up in Kentucky if that bill were enacted. You may recall that HB 176 was enacted, but with the glaring omission of any charter school provision.
Well, I called the folks at Green Dot at that time to see if they would be interested in working in Kentucky without having charter school legislation. Just like the KIPP organization (who I also called) you can forget seeing Green Dot managed schools in our state so long as we refuse to create the flexible structure of charter schools that both KIPP and Green Dot require.