All of the articles written about the criminal enterprise known as Bay City Academy are worth it when someone comes forward and confirms what we know must be happening inside the walls of this for-profit charter school. A former teacher of BCA bravely commented tonight to share the harsh truth: Rep. Charles Brunner is right about Bay City Academy being a “sorry excuse for a school.”
I worked at that school and could not tell you what that means. Rep. Brunner was harsh but correct. It was hard to hear but it’s true. Teachers I know that are desperately trying to change it from the inside, for the sake of the kids, are fed up because the administration does not care. They’re faced with the dilemma of staying to protect the kids or leaving for our own mental health. Admin doesnt care. They only see dollar signs, not individual students-many of whom are disadvantaged. And I wholeheartedly believe that something like this would not happen in Farmington Hills, or another affluent area with well educated people. Steve and Brian know that most parents would not ask questions, or even know what to ask. Please keep reporting.
The best way these teachers could protect the kids is do whatever it takes to close Bay City Academy down for good. The most telling part of this comment is the statement “Steve and Brian know that most parents would not ask questions, or even know what to ask.” Meaning, Steve Ingersoll is ‘present tense’ still involved with BCA.
But anyone who’s been bothering to follow this story so far knows this already. For-profit charter schools in Michigan serve one purpose, and it has nothing to do with educating children. It’s like this teacher says, “they only see dollar signs.”
Hopefully continued reporting will compel more people to come forward with the truth about this “sorry excuse for a school.”