How can you create an educational environment for your children that teaches them what they need to know... and not what they don't? How can you design a school that gives your children the tools they need-- in an atmosphere that reflects and transmits your most deeply held values?
What can you "make" a public school do, and when do you have to look outside that system? Should your child join one of these charter schools you have heard about? Should you join with other parents who have similar issues with your local school and start your own charter school together?
And how can you do all this without running up against the law?
Concerned parents and organizations across the country have been asking these serious questions for years. The information available has been clouded by politics and misinformation, religious beliefs and secular demands.
Now, there are answers.
Dr. Lawrence D. Weinberg, author of the landmark book, Religious Charter Schools: Legalities and Practicalities, is available to consult with parents and organizations seeking to start religious charter schools.
Religious chart schools were on the agenda at the April 24, 2008 White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools, where Dr. Weinberg was a presenter.
With advanced degrees in both law and education, Dr. Weinberg is uniquely suited to helping you navigate the world of charter schools. He holds the bar and has practiced law in three states; he also has taught on every level from grade school to college, teaching everyone from special-needs children to other teachers.
Drawing on his in-depth knowledge of charter schools and his real-world experience, Dr. Weinberg can help you determine what religious activities are permitted in charter schools, and which are not. He is also available to conduct studies of existing schools to help your children get the most out of their education.
Dr. Weinberg has consulted with numerous organizations on a variety of issues, including the William E. Simon Foundation, the Association of Christian Schools International, Agudath Israel of America, the National Unity Coalition for Israel, and the Vaad Hakashruth of Overland Park. For the Orthodox Jewish organization Agudath Israel of America, he met with rabbis who were investigating whether to open a Judaic themed charter school in Minnesota.
Dr. Weinberg has been available in the past for comment to reporters writing about religious charter schools, religion, education, or legal issues.
Dr. Weinberg has also provided lectures, seminars, or workshops on a myriad of topics.
The laws and regulations regarding charter schools are complex, and the issue itself is difficult for many even to discuss. But you know that "education" means more than "reading, 'riting, and 'rithmatic"—it means a moral grounding in solid values. And with Dr. Weinberg's help, you can take charge of your children's education... all of it.