Ilene Poses’ testimony transcript from the SRC meeting of August 17, 2017.

Ilene Poses SRC 8-17-17
Click on the picture to see SRC testimonies. Ilene’s is at timestamp 26:05.

Perhaps the new website is an effort to destroy institutional memory but I still remember how quickly Wister Elementary was closed to become a Mastery Charter School. I remember how often sub-standard charters are given multiple chances to ‘improve’.

Sub-standard charters continue to take money away from public schools who could use the money saved to fund school libraries. Did you know there are only 5 in the SDP? The money could be used to expand the music program which made it possible for me to learn to play the cello which I still play today at weddings and in a community orchestra. Instead we have charters like…. (Sung to the tune of “Maria” in West Side Story)

Khepera

It just closed it’s doors . It’s Khepera

But it wants to be for all eternity – a school?

Khepera

Their bills are in constant arreara

Its student scores are low

Its teachers earn below

Their peera.

Khepera

Will the SRC close Khepera?

Will they let it continue forevah?

Khepera

Yes – just keep it going like Aspira, ??? (or Universal?)