In response to this morning's post "From the School House to the Jail House" I received this statement from Perspectives Charter School leaders:
Perspectives Charter Schools
It is unfortunate that recent national attention on Perspectives Charter Schools centers on the events surrounding last week’s food fight at the middle school on our
At Perspectives, we are focused on educating our children and preparing them for success in college and life. The Perspectives community includes five excellent charter schools around the city of
Last year, more than 90 percent of our seniors graduated and went on to college. We have
Regrettably, several of our young students made an error in judgment—as children often do—in participating in the food fight. The
We have been working closely with parents, community members and police to ensure that these students are treated fairly as they deal with the consequences of this situation. Perspectives’ leadership will stand by our students as advocates when they appear in court later this month. In the meantime, we will continue to concentrate on our primary role—teaching and learning.
Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns. Contact Kim Day at 312-604-2122.
Kim Day and Diana Shulla-Cose, Co-Founders