Education - Charter Schools Open Desp...

Education - Charter Schools Open Despite Obstacles

There are 11 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Aug 22, 2007, titled Education - Charter Schools Open Despite Obstacles. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

While charter schools gain in popularity with some parents, many local school districts in Georgia still approach them with caution.

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Keeping hope alive

United States

#1 Aug 23, 2007
I am not very happy with the school right now but I am keeping faith that it will make a turn for the better, SOON!
An Outstate Reader

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#2 Aug 23, 2007
Interesting story, but that last sentence is a non sequitur. Kids who for the most part are from poor families and who aren't doing well in school try something new. That's a problem or somehow constricting the choice of others?

Utica, KY

#3 Aug 26, 2007
I wanted to get my child into a branch of this charter school which also opened this year...I was told that I should have registered my child last year and the waiting list is VERY long, so better luck next year. I feel so helpless not being able to afford private school for my child and having to accept whatever issues and problems come with having my child in public school.

Jackson, GA

#4 Aug 27, 2007
It's too bad that Mr. McNabb and the rest of the city council don't worry about what's going on in the public schools either.

United States

#5 Aug 29, 2007
It's interesting that Dr. Flenory makes that comment that parents should have the choice. Imagine Schools which is the owner of the International Academy of Smyrna and Kennesaw Charter School have refused to service our Special Needs child. Therefore sending us back to a regular Public School. I had the choice you're right Dr. Flenory, but Imagine Schools denied me that right.

United States

#6 Sep 6, 2007
I think that Charter Schools are great however I've not been at all impressed by
the one in Kennesaw. They seem to think that they can write their own agenda and not abide by the district, state or federal rules.
Concerned Smyrna Parent

United States

#7 Oct 8, 2007
My child has really struggled this year at this school, mainly due to the difficulty in school work verses what he did in a local Smyrna elementary school last year. Much of the "review" work was new material for him, but based on the children's IOWA test scores, any child with poor scores was recommended for remediation during the break in October. They also will be making changes in the classroom based on test scores, so I look forward to the additional help my child needs.....

United States

#8 Nov 27, 2007
I have recently moved to the vinings area from Kennesaw and was thinking of putting my daughter in this school. So for those of you who already have children attending this school, would you recommend it to other parents.


Ambler, PA

#9 Jan 15, 2008
Right now I'm so stess out.
My granddaughter was withdrawn from the school she went to for 7 years it was one teacher she could'n get a long with. The teacher left out of her classroom so the dean wanted me to withdrawn her out the school.So now I been looking for another charter school its hard she 13 year old she home crying. Well this is all I got to said.

Paradise, TX

#10 Aug 26, 2008
Stay away from any IMAGINE school! They have no clue what they are doing! The staff turn around and number of withdrawals will prove that! I had to hire a private tutor to bring my child back up to speed after leaving IIAS!

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Sep 22, 2009
y does gwinnett schools have to go to school? OMG

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