Professional Prep Charter School- Brooklyn, NYAs we know, the Charter School Movement in NY City and State is driven by the large corporate privateers. They make it very difficult for small and independent charters to get a foothold. And if they are anywhere near being African or Latino Centered, they are driven out of existence- often even before they open!
Hence, Professional Prep seems to -so far- have fallen thru the cracks. Maybe it's because those who have created it are young and don't have a history of decades of fighting the Giuliani-Bloomberg racist education machine. Maybe there is no political baggage conjured up from the UFT and the corporate media... Maybe it's because they call it "Professional Prep".
One thing is clear: we should take a closer look at Professional Prep. Pay a visit, talk with the educators, students and parents.
Please comment: What do you think?
Hype? Or the Real Deal?
Can it survive? How can we replicate it, if it is doing the right educational thing?