Enough chairs and desks has long been the problem in the five boroughs; it’s through the insistence of billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein that a host of new schools opened up this year. One of the charter schools has opened up in Clinton Hill and is getting ready to serve and service its young students, according to the Brooklyn Eagle (1).
Charter schools serve communities with many bright kids and sorely lacking resources. According to a description from usacharterschools.org (2), charter schools “are nonsectarian public schools…(with a) mission.” This mission is served by the teachers holding students accountable and the students producing positive academic results. Charter schools are funded by a sponsor “usually a state or local school board” and the school’s results are directly tied to whether or not the sponsor will continue to fund the school.
The charter school opening up in Clinton Hill is Achievement First Endeavor Charter School. The elementary/middle school boasts 696 seats and promises continued excellence from elementary and middle school students in Clinton Hill.
Our next generation is our future and it’s always good news for our kids and for our culture when new schools like Achievement First Endeavor Charter School open up. Especially for neighborhoods like Clinton Hill that were seemed forgotten, charter schools like this one are truly a welcome site.