LAWRENCE HARMON’S call for teachers to “get with charter reality’’ (Op-ed, Sept. 17) comes about 12 years too late for this teacher. I learned of Boston’s charter reality right away, as I witnessed struggling special-education students counseled out of charter schools and returned to the Boston Public Schools. Meanwhile, as a teacher in the Boston Public Schools, I have never lost a single struggling student to a charter school.
Unfortunately, local political leaders and members of the media call this discriminatory practice innovative. I call it a disgrace.
The writer teaches special education in the Boston Public Schools.