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J-lo

Richmond, KY

#1 Feb 7, 2012
We cannot let Canaan Academy Charter School ruin our Madison School System. For every student they take from us that is 6,000 taken from the Madison Schools,
Charter Schools don't have to have licensed teachers, where as all of our teachers have to renew their license by getting professional development. In addition 80% of Madison Teachers have their Master Degree in Education!
Andrew

San Antonio, TX

#2 Feb 8, 2012
Things are changeling so get on board or die like everything else.
yowzer

Seymour, IN

#3 Feb 9, 2012
"In addition 80% of Madison Teachers have their Master Degree in Education!"

Really? Then where are the results? MCHS ranks WAY down the list and has a horrid graduation rate and has had for years! 30% can't read or write properly either. Shame on the Madison school system. All they care about is money.

Hope Canaan does well and I expect them to smoke the MCHS in learning.
Facts

Madison, IN

#4 Feb 10, 2012
Canaan probably will do better. They will have a small amount of kids who are focused on school unlike a public school. Its easier to make a group of 60 kids care than 1000+. Shawe is a prime example. When you graduate 10 kids a year things aren`t to tough. As well as being able to pick and choose who comes into your system. The kids are going to decide whether or not their education is a priority to them or not...which in my opinion starts at home. In a drug infested community, I will almost gurantee education is not a priority at home. Dont blame teachers, blame the meth-addict parents.
Worried mom

Commiskey, IN

#5 Feb 11, 2012
I worry about accidents and allergies. Will they have a nurse in the building?
Mom

Commiskey, IN

#6 Feb 11, 2012
Didn't think about nurses. My worry is how the 7th graders will fit back in. I went to Canaan as a kid and fitting in at the junior high was tough, but the entire grade was in the same shape. Can't imagine how it will be for the kids after the rest of the kids have been together for a year.
Southern Indiana Girl

Fort Wayne, IN

#7 Feb 11, 2012
Maybe the person who posts on Madison Forum by the name "in the know" is one of the Master prepared teachers??????
Mom

Commiskey, IN

#8 Feb 11, 2012
At our current school my children work with a special counselor for an emotional problem and speech teacher and a learning problem teacher. Does anyone know if Canaan will provide this? A friend of mine has a child that has a physical therapist working with her child. Anybody know?
Andrew

San Antonio, TX

#9 Feb 11, 2012
Mom wrote:
At our current school my children work with a special counselor for an emotional problem and speech teacher and a learning problem teacher. Does anyone know if Canaan will provide this? A friend of mine has a child that has a physical therapist working with her child. Anybody know?


Oh my... Sounds like your kids have some serious problems.
Mom

Commiskey, IN

#10 Feb 11, 2012
Just one of the two. But yes, he is special. Premature birth can cause problems later. My daughter is ok. Thank goodness. Thanks for your concern.
Andrew

San Antonio, TX

#11 Feb 15, 2012
Mom wrote:
Just one of the two. But yes, he is special. Premature birth can cause problems later. My daughter is ok. Thank goodness. Thanks for your concern.
It's horrible that they are making you to send them to a charter school you don't approve of.
really sad

Wabash, IN

#12 Feb 15, 2012
Andrew wrote:
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It's horrible that they are making you to send them to a charter school you don't approve of.
No one is forcing me to send my kids to a charter school. I was researching it. Asking questions, how will students with special needs be serviced. Will there be a nurse, counselor, etc.?
Andrew

San Antonio, TX

#13 Feb 18, 2012
All good questions... I can tell you that my mother was asked to join the staff and she has been a teacher for about 26 years and has her masters. Working in the city and having a son with aspergers has given her more experience with special needs children than you might think. Not to mention she is a CIT. like any establishment of learning private or otherwise the law does require meeting the needs of all students. It's nice to see that people care about the children in our community as a whole, but let's be carefull not to butt in on the rearing of other peoples children. Having said that... It is good to be concerned and have questions about how things like this might effect our community as a whole, but their is a time an place to have these questions answered. Nothing is being done behind our backs and this specific issue has enough support to move foward, create new oppertunities and thrive as a functioning part of the community. In the end what you have is an abandoned building being brought back to life to be used to further education on a one on one basis. It's not for everybody, but it's up to us as parents to decide whats best for our own children and let other agents do the same.
Not impressed

Commiskey, IN

#14 Mar 4, 2012
Wow. Heard they are excited about growing a garden at the school. Comparing their garden project to a school with a garden on some online site called grist.com ..... One story on the site is http://grist.org/list/#item-the-trouble-with-... . That isn't what I want my kids' school to be proud about.
Andrew

San Antonio, TX

#15 Mar 5, 2012
Who's making you send yor kids to a charter school? Mind your own buisnes.
Not impressed

Commiskey, IN

#16 Mar 5, 2012
It is my business. I pay Indiana taxes. Do you pay Indiana taxes? If you don't then it isn't your business.
Go Canaan

Madison, IN

#17 Mar 5, 2012
You should probably go to their website www.canaancommunityacademy.com or ask those that are actually connected with it to gather accurate information. Canaan Community Academy is a public school. All of the teachers will be licensed teachers. It has been a very successful school in the past, and the tradition will continue. Part of the funding Madison receives is based on enrollment. Madison Schools "loses" the almost $6000 for each child that could attend Madison but does not. They "lose" that money for each child that should attend Madison but that is homeschooled or attends another school(Pope John/Shawe, Southwestern, Madison Christian Academy, Kent Christian, etc.). There is going to be a lot more to the school than the garden, but it is a just one more wonderful aspect.
Andrew

San Antonio, TX

#18 Mar 6, 2012
The things that irk people in this town is beyond me. So we might as well be going after parents who decide to homeschool or those who pay for a child's private education. I swear to god there's a new witch hunt every day in this town. What kind of monster pushes a public school education on other peoples children when there are better alternatives?
Not impressed

Commiskey, IN

#19 Mar 6, 2012
The problem is that tax dollars are being used. Charters and vouchers are the problem.
Research

Richmond, KY

#20 Mar 6, 2012

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