A wonderful story about DCCS.
A student from Dynamic Community Charter School (DCCS) wrote an opinion column in today’s News and Observer. Entitled “A life-changing school where everyone fits in,” Bailey describes his long, miserable years of educational and social struggles. Diagnosed at age 3 with Asperger’s, he found himself without friends, considered “a freak of nature.” Fast forward to this year, where he is now a member of Dynamic Community Charter School, where all students are identified as having special needs. Bailey describes his initial skepticism and then joy in discovering an environment where he is no longer an isolate and no longer bullied. He “can’t survive” in a regular public school and will drop out if Dynamic is closed.
DCCS is facing an uphill battle against the State Board of Education, which seems determined to put an end to this special school. The board cites three reasons, according to DCCS’ website: funding, teacher licensure, and IEP compliance…
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