Rockaway Beach, NY- Life sometimes throws us curveballs and we have to be ready to handle them. On July 11, 2012 twin brother and sister Derek and Jonna were born to parents Donna Cornett and John Burgess.
This little pride and joy have gone through so many things and at one point the doctors didn’t think she would make it. But through love and prayer, strong parents and support system Jonna is living life although her life isn’t our normal it’s hers.
Jonna is a happy little girl that loves to feel the air blow in her face, smiles at the touch of the family cats when her brother Derek brings them to her.
Rockaway Beach, NY – In today’s society the educational system is very important to the parents. There are different types of schools that parents can choose from when it comes to their children like private, public and charter schools.
Public charter schools are really public schools that receive special funding and they aren’t governed by the same rules and regulations as a traditional public school. Charter schools are overseen by a group or organization under a lawmaking contract. With charter schools, they are exempt from state laws and local rules as long as they abide by the rules sanctioned by the charter schools.
The purpose of public charter schools is to enhance educational reform and allows the parents to have better school choices for their children’s education.
Latoya Griffin parent of Takayren, a freshman in high school, has a different kind of view regarding charter schools. Latoya had to pull her daughter out of Pave Academy Charter school.
Yellow bus parked outside PAVE Academy Charter School.
According to the data on Pave Academy Charter School, they are doing okay. Their rating is a bit low in comparison to other schools within District 15, but they are not the worst school.
Griffin stated, “I use to like charter schools until after I had to take my child out!”
“I had to take her out because once I was informed that my child might need additional help in like certain subjects like math and with her reading and speech, she wasn’t getting the help or assistance needed to perform in order to move to the next grade level,” said Griffin.
The school was unavailable for questions just to understand why one of their students weren’t receiving the extra help in order to help the student prepare for the next grade.
Teacher helping the students.
“My child was not happy anymore, she didn’t want to go to school anymore and so for that reason, I took her out and put her back in public school. She left Pave Academy Charter school and went to the local public elementary school, graduated and went to junior high and now is in high school and she’s doing great” said Griffin.
Because of charter schools, public school attendance has dropped by 0.6 million during the fall of 2005 to the fall of 2015. Although this one concerned mother, charter schools are still doing a great job where traditional public schools have fallen short.
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