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Charter school in Madera criticized

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webmaster | 04/11/12

My children attend a charter school in Madera and have asked me numerous times to move them to another school. You may ask why.

Because they cannot celebrate Easter, Halloween or even feel like normal kids being able to play in a band or learn instruments or really enjoy sports there. My children claim the school is boring and the work is hard; all they do every day is test, test, test. Even second and third graders find the school difficult. There are children at that school who are just mean, rude and complete bullies, and all of this is just swept under the carpet.

Uniforms are another big problem; 99 percent of the kids wear khaki pants and polo shirts but there are some cheap parents that try to buck the system and send their kids with cheap sweat pants, tee shirts, and wrong color clothes, and again it’s swept under the carpet.

Parents must also work 30 hours a semester or pay $240, or remove their children. There is no cafeteria or nurse at the school, or even a decent gym. The food is horrible, so my kids bring their own from home. My oldest daughter used to attend a charter school in Fresno, but it was a good school compared to this one. All of this I find disgusting and my children are leaving next semester.

Mike Diaz,


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