VOTE NO on ISD Takeover of Carver Heights Elementary

State Board of Education

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The school takeover scheme called the Innovative School District is unproven at best, lacks clear accountability, does nothing to help school achievement, and would replace the proven support work of the transformation teams, now called Regional Support Teams. Having for-profit charter management companies take over public schools will do nothing but rip our communities apart. The bottomline is their key priority, not our students.

The Innovative School District is modeled after Tennessee's Achievement School District which has not show the results promised. ISD is based on a flawed A-F grading system that does nothing more than point out schools with the highest rates of poverty.

The Innovative School District is being pushed by a wealthy out-of-state multimillionaire tied to the school privatization movement who does not know what is best for North Carolina's students.

Parents, educators, and communities have made it loud and clear they do not want this hostile takeover.

The State Board of Education should reject the takeover of Carver Heights Elementary in Wayne County and should insist the General Assembly give our public schools the resources they need to be successful.




To: State Board of Education
From: [Your Name]

The Innovative School District will soon be making a recommendation to you that Carver Heights Elementary in Wayne County be the next public school to be taken over by a for-profit charter management company.

We are urging you to Vote NO on this recommendation, and instead insist on the General Assembly to give public schools the resources they need to be successful.

Parents, educators, and the community have made it loud and clear they DO NOT want this hostile takeover of their public school.

This school takeover scheme is unproven at best, is modeled on a program that has failed to deliver on its student achievement promises, uses a flawed A-F grading
system, lacks accountability, and disregards the proven support work or transformation teams, now the Regional Support Teams.

The only vote for the upcoming recommendation of Carver Heights Elementary should be NO.