Inside Colocation

The public school where I've been teaching for the last 8 years has been targeted for a "colocation" with a corporate-model charter school. Most people, including me, don't know what a colocation looks like, though we've heard bleak stories. I've started this blog to document it as best I can.
I spent yesterday unpacking my new classroom. All of my boxes made it upstairs, some in crushed condition. This cabinet was completely full of supplies to spiral-bind books, including a binding machine, bindings, and paper. It arrived to my room empty. I’m also missing a large bookshelf, book bins, a stack of chart paper, two chairs, my projector cart, and some yoga mats. Word is that the movers worked hard but were unsupervised and things were chaotic. My guess is that every teacher will have a similar “lost list.” And unlike Success Academy, we don’t have funds to easily replace all the lost items.

I spent yesterday unpacking my new classroom. All of my boxes made it upstairs, some in crushed condition. This cabinet was completely full of supplies to spiral-bind books, including a binding machine, bindings, and paper. It arrived to my room empty. I’m also missing a large bookshelf, book bins, a stack of chart paper, two chairs, my projector cart, and some yoga mats. Word is that the movers worked hard but were unsupervised and things were chaotic. My guess is that every teacher will have a similar “lost list.” And unlike Success Academy, we don’t have funds to easily replace all the lost items.