How Teach For America Evolved Into An Arm Of The Charter School Movement

By Annie Waldman, Propublica.org -

When the Walton Family Foundation announced in 2013 that it was donating $20 million to Teach For America to recruit and train nearly 4,000 teachers for low-income schools, its press release did [...]

Democrats Must Choose Between Teachers And Charter Schools

By Jeff Bryant, Truthdig.com -

For years, the safe havens for education policy debate in the Democratic Party have been expanding pre-K programs and providing more affordable college, but in the current presidential primary [...]

Thousands Of Charter Schools Perform Poorly

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Performance-based accountability” is a hackneyed, Skinnerian, neoliberal buzz-phrase often repeated dogmatically by charter school promoters in order to falsely claim that privately-operated [...]

Charter School Support Slipping Among Democrats

By Jeff Bryant, Blackagendareport.com -

The politics of charter schools have changed, and bipartisan support for these publicly funded, privately controlled schools has reached a turning point. A sure sign of the change came from [...]

Will Oklahoma Rein In Epic Charter Failure?

By John Thompson, Livingindialogue.com -

As the Network for Public Education documents a billion dollars wasted on failed charter schools, the national news is full of the latest charter financial scandals stretching from New Jersey to [...]

Charter School Promoters Terrified Of Growing Opposition To Their Full-Frontal Assault On Public Education

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

The ongoing widely-supported teachers’ strikes across the United States are bringing to the fore many problems that have been confronting public education for decades, including a big and overdue [...]

West Virginia Teachers Walk Out To Oppose Charter Schools

Thousands of teachers and support staff in West Virginia are walking out of schools today and descending on the state capitol in Charleston to oppose legislation that would introduce the state’s [...]

Teachers At Four Chicago Charter School Campuses Walk Out

By Kristina Benitis, Wsws.org -

With contract talks stalled after nine months of negotiations, 175 teachers at four Civitas campuses, part of Chicago International Charter School (CICS), walked out on strike Tuesday at 6 a.m. [...]

L.A. Teachers Showed Us How It’s Done

By Samantha Winslow, Labor Notes -

Of course, wages and benefits were central to the teachers’ fight. But like many successful strikes, theirs was about something bigger—that the district should invest in public education as a [...]

Charter Schools And Race In New Orleans

By Michael David Raso, Bigeasymagazine.com -

Thursday night, New Orleans public schools as we knew them ended. With a 5-2 vote by the Orleans Parish School Board, the last remaining public high school in New Orleans became its latest [...]

Chicago Teachers Win First Charter Strike In History

By Barbara Madeloni, Portside.org -

In a charter network where 90 percent of the students are Latino, strikers won an agreement to designate all its schools as “sanctuary schools,” off-limits to immigration police. This article, [...]

First Charter School Strike In Nation Eyes Day 2 As Acero Teachers Walk Out

By Manny Ramos, Alice Yin, and Lauren FitzPatrick, Chicago.suntimes.com -

The historic Acero charter-schools strike is set to enter its second day Wednesday as teachers plan to hit picket lines at Acero’s campuses by 6:30 a.m., the teachers union said late Tuesday. [...]

First Charter School Strike in US History Authorized In Chicago

By Rebecca Burns, In These Times -

On Tuesday, teachers at 15 Chicago charter schools voted 98 percent to authorize a strike as they continue to bargain a contract with Acero Schools, the largest unionized charter network in the [...]

DC Teachers From Only Unionized Charter School March

By Perry Stein, Washington Post. -

Washington, DC - A rare battle between teachers and administrators at a charter school has broken into public view, with educators taking to the streets of a D.C. neighborhood to press their case [...]

Texas Charter School Asked Students to List ‘Positive Aspects’ of Slavery

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet -

An enraged father was in disbelief when he saw his eighth grader's homework assignment. The student was given a paper with two columns to fill out by listing the "positive aspects" and the [...]

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