Update: according to information I saw at Facebook, the Summit principal will not be presenting to the group. I'm hoping that also means that no printed information will be given out either.
end of update
Tomorrow night Washington Middle School is having a high school night.
You know, have high school kids on a panel to give the middle school kids the skinny on high school. And invite high school counselors from nearby high schools like Franklin and Garfield to speak.
Oh, and someone invited the principal of Summit Charter School to tell kids about "their school."
Interestingly, the notice of this event at Washington's website does not include the Summit principal. Nope, that came in an unattributed e-mail.
As I have reported, the Board already has a resolution in place as being against charter schools. This new Board is going to vote on another resolution at Wednesday's board meeting. The district has never made any move to be a charter authorizer so it would seem clear that SPS does not support charter schools.
So who in authority decided to invite a principal from a former charter school (that clearly may not even exist in September) to come and talk at a moving-up-to-high-school event at a Seattle middle school?
My guess is someone connected with TFA because, for the life of me, I can't imagine a principal or PTA president thinking this is a good idea. And, did anyone else in SPS, outside of Washington MS, know about this?
Should make for one interesting meeting.