Frank Stoy of the Lucas County Educational Service Center Office of Community Schools took issue with a March 4 piece concerning troubles in the Summit Academies.
I really wish you had done your homework before making the sweeping comments about Summit Academies in the most recent Ohio Gadfly. Summit Academies serve 99% special education students, mostly diagnosed with ADD, ADHD and Aspergers. As most experts will agree, the measures used on the Ohio Report card do not accurately measure these students' progress and performance.
The issues with Summit schools is much more complicated than the Beacon Journal article you used as the basis of your information stated and we as sponsor for most of the Summit schools are working very hard to address the issues.