In a series of articles and editorials this week, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette newspaper has accused the operator of charter schools in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne of not adhering to state laws governing charter schools. In the articles, the Journal Gazette reports that instead of the boards of the four Imagine Charter Schools in Indiana making decisions, as required by law, those decisions are instead made by a Virginia based for-profit entity Imagine Schools.
There are two Imagine Charter Schools in Indianapolis. Imagine East has an enrollment of 575. Imagine West and enrollment of 525. The student body of both schools are overwhelmingly African-American.
Questions have been repeatedly raised about the governance of Indiana’s charter schools. Including the accessibility of meetings of the boards of charter schools, which by law must be public. And whether the decisions of those boards are carried out in public meetings, which is also required by law.
An editorial writer for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette will discuss the articles and the issues they raise on Monday’s Afternoons with Amos. A link to the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette’s articles is located here.