Charter School Collecting Steep Disciplinary Fines From Low-Income Families: Report
"An alternative school program championed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel is drawing ire from students and parents for collecting nearly $390,000 in disciplinary fines from low-income students for minor infractions like chewing gum or failing to make eye contact with teachers."
Unethical. Children are children. They will chew gum and act out. Those parents desperately believe that the charter school is a chance for their children to escape poverty and find success, so they find the money and pay the outrageous fines. It's absolutely shameful.