Tough lessons for charter school

Tough lessons for charter school

There are 10 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Sep 2, 2008, titled Tough lessons for charter school. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Lisa Edwards left, and her Stephany Glover planned to open a charter high school in Carson, but won't get necessary permits in time for the Sept.

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Shinjo

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#1 Sep 2, 2008
huh
Tired-Of-It

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Sep 11, 2008
Here's a suggestion:
Cut the hip-hop, thug, gangsta, woman-beating, dope-smoking, xbox-playing, bling-wearing, underwear-showing, glock-carrying attitude of 'I gots ta be hardcore, dog' and perhaps teach these kids to do more than emulate the 'thug-next-door' both in music and video. You might wind up with chance at funding next time around.
snaily

Santa Ana, CA

#3 Sep 13, 2008
I was wondering if these sisters ever got some help getting their charter school going? Also, is there contact information to make donations?
no to bond issues

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Sep 13, 2008
The charter school in my west valley neighborhood has alot of white kids. I mean a lot. Now I know they do not have the same demographics as regular lausd campuses. Is there some reason for that? Can this charter's test scores be truly compared to a regular lausd campus? Is this situation trying to influence the inadequacies of public (non-charter) schools in trying to coerce people to vote for more bonds?
DLPatterson

United States

#5 Aug 10, 2009
After enrolling my daughter whom is entering 9th grade this fall into Legacy Charter High School, I've run into a road block. The application was simple and the classes were told to me to be held this Fall (2009-2010) at the YMCA at 9900 S. Vermont Ave. Everything was looking up and my teen was excited. A few days later I recieve a letter in the mail saying that classes are being held at a different location- a church. I couldn't believe this. And now I this article from the Daily Breeze is as close as I've gotten to Legacy. There is No web address or phone number besides to the YMCA where the original school was to be held. I'm fraustrated!. Finding a Charter Schools that is still enrolling this late in the game is highly unlikely. I would like to find there Main Office, I would like some explanation, I would like Legacy Charter High Schools Founders-Lisa M. Edwards and Stephany L. Glover to Step Up.
Sunny

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Aug 11, 2009
DLPatterson wrote:
After enrolling my daughter whom is entering 9th grade this fall into Legacy Charter High School, I've run into a road block. The application was simple and the classes were told to me to be held this Fall (2009-2010) at the YMCA at 9900 S. Vermont Ave. Everything was looking up and my teen was excited. A few days later I recieve a letter in the mail saying that classes are being held at a different location- a church. I couldn't believe this. And now I this article from the Daily Breeze is as close as I've gotten to Legacy. There is No web address or phone number besides to the YMCA where the original school was to be held. I'm fraustrated!. Finding a Charter Schools that is still enrolling this late in the game is highly unlikely. I would like to find there Main Office, I would like some explanation, I would like Legacy Charter High Schools Founders-Lisa M. Edwards and Stephany L. Glover to Step Up.
Your problem is that you put too much faith in the charter school system. A charter school's location can be in a local YMCA, store or church. Most people do not educate themselves regarding true facts about charter schools. It is better to take your child to a public or private high school. My husband and I invested in a 40 minutes drive to Lawndale H.S each day. I am proud to say that my son graduated with honors and aced his first year of college. I noticed that most parents do not want to invest time and energy in researching their child's school. A child can get a good education anywhere; it's the parent who makes the difference. I know a young Latina teacher who went through Locke High School and graduated from Stanford University (Ivy League). Her parents were not going to let her go to college. It was a father's boss that encouraged her during her first year. I encourage you to surround yourself with educated people so that they can help you make the right decision. It you had a good rapport with your child's previous teachers, they can help you. Charter Schools in the inner city is not a quick fix-parents are the key!
Teacher

Los Angeles, CA

#7 May 31, 2011
Luckly your child did not ended up in that place that those people call a school. They have the lowest test scores I have ever seen. The school is run very unprofessional,the school is pporly managed by uncertificated staff and they only have two permanent teachers and an ifinite number of subs , who often walk out of the job. These people are only using the system to make their living. Teachers who have left remain unpaid. Is not surprising that they often do not answer questions that parents may have.
DLPatterson wrote:
After enrolling my daughter whom is entering 9th grade this fall into Legacy Charter High School, I've run into a road block. The application was simple and the classes were told to me to be held this Fall (2009-2010) at the YMCA at 9900 S. Vermont Ave. Everything was looking up and my teen was excited. A few days later I recieve a letter in the mail saying that classes are being held at a different location- a church. I couldn't believe this. And now I this article from the Daily Breeze is as close as I've gotten to Legacy. There is No web address or phone number besides to the YMCA where the original school was to be held. I'm fraustrated!. Finding a Charter Schools that is still enrolling this late in the game is highly unlikely. I would like to find there Main Office, I would like some explanation, I would like Legacy Charter High Schools Founders-Lisa M. Edwards and Stephany L. Glover to Step Up.
Teacher

Los Angeles, CA

#8 May 31, 2011
snaily wrote:
I was wondering if these sisters ever got some help getting their charter school going? Also, is there contact information to make donations?
Please do not make any donations into this place the school is going through a financial issue because of mismanagement, teachers are owed wages and the directors have not been honest by sharing the financial sheets to the staff inspite of them beign public record!!! Give your donation to a school where the directors are not thieves.
Teacher

Los Angeles, CA

#9 May 31, 2011
totally agree. perhaps that is the reason why the school is a failure. Google it
Tired-Of-It wrote:
Here's a suggestion:
Cut the hip-hop, thug, gangsta, woman-beating, dope-smoking, xbox-playing, bling-wearing, underwear-showing, glock-carrying attitude of 'I gots ta be hardcore, dog' and perhaps teach these kids to do more than emulate the 'thug-next-door' both in music and video. You might wind up with chance at funding next time around.
Lisa Edwards

Ojai, CA

#10 Aug 28, 2012
It is so unfair when envious staff members make untrue statements about founders who have done NOTHING more than tried to do good thing in the community. It was not the founders' fault that the state delayed funding - for a year - and this affected payroll. To say that we weren't open and honest is a complete and utter LIE. We disclosed the very funding sheets that were provided to us in meetings. There was total transparency - almost to a fault - and the only gratitude we received were complaints and lies. My sister and I were warned by other pioneers to beware of staff members who will be "haters", and boy was that an understatement! I feel terribly for the kids of Legacy, they were the only ones hurt by all the negativity being poured out by our so-called "caring teachers". What a joke! And unless you want a slander case slapped against you, I recommend you stop referring to my sister and I as thieves - hater.

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