Parents oppose charter school closure


(KTSF by Susannah Lee)

The Oakland Unified School District Board is scheduled to decide on the proposed closure of American Indian Public Charter School, while frustrated parents voiced opposition.

About 200 parents protested outside the OUSD office building, holding placards asking to save the school.

OUSD suggested the closure amid suspicion of alleged fraud by school founder and former principal Ben Chavis. Parents argued that the incident should not affect school operation and the benefits for students.

Students of the American Indian Public Charter School are predominantly Asian, with  Chinese making up 75% of the entire student body. The school tops all schools in the district in terms of academic performance, scoring 990 out of 1000 of the Academic Performance Index.


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