Parents Start Their Own School
A few weeks before the start of the school year, the city of Indianapolis closed down a charter school called The Project School because of low test scores.
That didn’t leave parents much time to find a new place to send their children this year so they decided to start their own school. It’s called Project Libertas. Four parents of Project School students were licensed teachers and they taught kindergarten through eighth grade this year. The parents rented out a youth center to hold classes.
To save money, parents volunteered as teachers’ aides,cafeteria workers,and janitors. The school just received state accreditation, which means they’ll get state funding next year. I think it is messed up these parents were forced to do this. I think the state should have notified the parents much sooner than a few weeks before the school year. It is nice to know such a nice story came out such a stressful situation.