The Walmart-ization of Charter Schools: Goodbye, Little Fish.

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

If you plan on operating a small charter school– one that defies the market principal of scaling, of becoming part of a charter chain– then take a hint from Cypress Academy, a small, New Orleans-based charter school focused on students with reading disabilities– and one that gave its students and parents notice of closure just three days before the end of the school year, the New Orleans Lensreports.

If one accesses the Cypress Academy home page, one reads the following bolded announcement:

The Cypress community will be joining the Lafayette Academy Extension at the Dunbar building for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Please click here for more information on next year’s plans.

The link above leads to this letter, uploaded on May 20, 2018, reproduced below in full:

Dear Cypress Community,

Today, our Board of Directors voted for the Cypress Academy community to join…

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