Press Release: NYC DOE
Joining the ranks of Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks, ten-year-old Brandon Martinez struck a blow for educational civil rights this week when he became the first special needs student accepted for enrollment by a NYC charter school. "I'm excited for this opportunity," the boy smiled naively.
Amid growing evidence that some charter schools weed out children they presume will underperform on high stakes examinations, Profit Is Power Charter School (PIP) admitted Brandon to its program. PIP, which shares space with eight other public schools in a building in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood, is excited to have him. "We look forward to the challenge and to counseling him out in a few months," smiled Dick Hatch, founder and Chief Executive Officer of PIP.