Buenos dias chicas y chicos de EduShyster. Like you I am often confounded by a confounding problem: there are simply not enough words in the English language to describe how great charter schools are! That’s why I am pleased to introduce a new improved version of EduShyster, now in Spanglish. Let’s try it together shall we? ¡Los esquelos charters tienen muchas muchas mejores prácticas! ¡Excelente dear reader!
Tragically though, like a telenovela our happy tale has a tragic back story. You see, los escuelos charteros may be innovador y exceptional but not all of our nation’s children are able to enjoy their muchos muchos beneficios—and not just because there are more than 53,000,000 kids on charter school waiting lists. It turns out that los esquelos charters have a pequeño secreto: they don’t like los ninos who don’t speak Inglés.
While public schools in Massachusetts cities have muchos muchos estudiantes who are still learning Inglés, these same estudiantes are mysteriously missing from los escuelos charteros. I too am baffled by this misterio dear reader. As we all know, los escuelos charteros have EXACTLY THE SAME estudiantes as los horribles escuelas públicas. Surely there is a misunderstanding. Perhaps we will find the missing estudiantes when we consult el data. Note to premium EduShyster readers: today’s featured caja de vino is a Spanish Tempranillo. ¡It goes very well with el data!
Percentage of students classified as Limited English Proficient School district
- Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter School: 0% Boston: 30.6%
- Edward Brooke Charter School: .2% Boston: 30.6%
- Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School: .6% Boston: 30.6%
- Boston Collegiate Charter School: .7% Boston: 30.6%
- Match Charter Public School: .8% Boston: 30.6%
- Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School: 1.8%Lowell 31.8%
- Codman Academy Charter School: 2% Boston: 30.6%
- New Leadership Charter School: 2.2% Springfield: 15.7%
- Abby Kelley Foster Charter School: 2.3% Worcester: 28.6%
- Sabis International Charter School: 2.5% Springfield: 15.7%
- Neighborhood House Charter School: 2.5% Boston: 30.6%
- Roxbury Preparatory Charter School: 2.5% Boston: 30.6%
- Boston Preparatory Charter School: 3.3% Boston: 30.6%
- Excel Academy Charter School: 3.6% Chelsea: 18.1%
- Pioneer Charter School of Science: 4.0% Everett: 12.2%
If you found yourself having to squint to read some of those numbers it’s probably not just because you’ve had a few too many pulls on the old caja de vino. Is .2% even a whole kid???? Readers of El Boston Globe will recognize muchos of los escuelos charteros on this list. They are among our highest performing schools, regularly putting los horribles escuelas públicas to shame with their freshness and innovation. Here’s a pregunta for you—¿¿¿do you suppose there could be a connection between being able to speak Inglés and how well one performs on a standardized test that is in Inglés??? Gee, no sé…
What do you think about los escuelos charteros? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org ¡Spanglish only por favor!