Why Single Gender Schools Matter - The Case of Ivy Preparatory Academy | Families
It has been a rough couple of weeks for Ivy Preparatory Academy. The future of the all-girls school was put in jeopardy last month when the Supreme Court ruled the commission that approved the charter school was unconstitutional. According to Tony Roberts president/CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association; "The poorly reasoned decision by four Georgia Supreme Court justices to declare the Georgia Charter Schools Commission “unconstitutional” is tragic not only for the students and their schools but also for the state of Georgia". In other to gain momentum and raise funds for what it seems to be one of the most financially challenging years yet to come, Dee Dee Hudson, co-president of Ivy Prep's Parent Teacher Student Association, led a rally this past Saturday for several nicknamed "parent warriors." The pep rally gained the attention of several news outlets including 11 Alive news. Unfortunately, this morning the Court announced that it will not review last month’s decision that overturned the three-year-old commission.
“The majority of the Georgia Supreme Court has just found 16,000 innocent children in Georgia guilty of choosing a better education,” said Georgia Charter Schools Association chief executive officer Tony Roberts. “And even worse, the justices have sentenced them to failing or inadequate schools.”
This morning's announcement comes exactly one week before Atlanta hosts the four-day-long National Charter Schools annual conference. Former President Bill Clinton will keynote the Tuesday session and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is scheduled on Wednesday. Why Single Gender Schools: To read the rest of the article please visit us at The Bluebird patch. http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2011/06/why-single-gender-schools-matter-case.html