New Bedford City on a Hill School Fraud Hiring Scheme [OPINION]
City on a Hill has three charter school campuses in Massachusetts but that is about to change. They are closing the New Bedford campus soon.
Despite the fact that the organization is shrinking, they are still advertising to hire teachers. Besides the soon-to-be-shuttered New Bedford campus, they have two campuses in the city of Boston.
Interestingly, they are still advertising to hire numerous educators at the New Bedford campus, including English, History, Science, Spanish, and Special Education teachers.
At no point in the advertisement for their Spanish teacher position in New Bedford does the charter school mention or even hint at the publicly announced plans to close the school.
But it gets even more deceptive.
City on a Hill makes this outrageous claim to potential applicants: "Our continued expansion plans aim at opening more schools in Massachusetts’ high-need Gateway Cities to close the achievement gap in grades 9-12 and attain 100 percent college completion."
The recruitment ad for the Science teacher makes no claim to expansion but it does not tell the applicant that the New Bedford campus position they are applying for will soon be gone. Same lack of information for the History teacher position and the English teacher position.
A visit to the City on a Hill website section about the New Bedford campus makes zero mention of the impending closure of the campus. There is a nice video of the campus – the kind of video that would make a new teacher want to join the school. Nothing about the New Bedford kids who are pubicly warning the world about the lack of education currently taking place at the school they were lured into attending.
Someone has to put an immediate end to this fraud in New Bedford and stop the victimization of students, parents, and teachers.
Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.