April 15, 2013
By Laird Harrison
Sometimes success is not enough. Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers, nationwide. But Sunday night found parents and board members groping for a way to keep the schools’ doors open.
The Oakland School Board voted on March 20 to revoke the schools’ charter at the end of the year because of financial improprieties. At an emergency meeting on Sunday night, parents, teachers and administrators tried to figure out how they could effectively appeal the decision.