Angel Figueroa: Pennsylvania Charter School
Is a Pennsylvania Charter School's Accreditation Being Unfairly Challenged?
Angel Figueroa, chief executive officer of I-LEAD Charter School, is our guest on today's program. Figueroa discusses the goals and struggles of I-LEAD, a "risk charter school" in Reading, Pennsylvania that serves economically disadvantaged, primarily Hispanic children.
On today's show Angel Figueroa, chief executive officer of I-LEAD Charter School, discusses I-LEAD's accreditation status, and says it is being unfairly challenged by the local school district, despite a truancy rate of 11 percent, compared to 64 percent in the Reading School District. Figueroa talks about how the school serves the community, why the district feels threatened by its presence, and what the school is trying to do to keeps its accreditation.