We are asking all our members in New York State to call the State Attorney General’s office, and ask that they investigate the relationship between Success Academy and Gimlet Media to see if any laws were broken?
StartUp Podcast (by Gimlet Media) has launched a 6 episode mini-series on Success Academy, a Charter School network. However, rather than focusing on the horrible truth behind Success Academy, StartUp has produced a glamorized puff piece, while ignoring the facts.
- Forced Out Struggling & Disabled Students, allegedly to boost their own test scores (Gothamist News)
- Been Under Investigation for Financial Issues and allegedly “losing” $25 million (Huffington Post)
- Been Sued by Parents and the Government for Civil Rights Violations (Wall Street Journal)
- Treated Children Like Robots with Dehumanizing and Militant Conditions (Gothamist News)
- Paid the head of their Charter School Network $600,000 a year (Huffington Post)