The Charter-To-Prison Pipeline

By Alexandria Millet, Progressive.org -

In late September, headlines flickered across my Twitter timeline about a six-year-old black girl who was arrested at school for a temper tantrum. In outrage and confusion, I opened up the [...]

“Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain!”

By Carl J. Petersen, Medium.com -

Despite the fact that the California Charter School Association’s (CCSA) confidential plan to steal facilities from public school students was uncovered months ago, their lackeys continue to [...]

False And Diversionary Charter School Dichotomies

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

There is no shortage of articles, books, reports, blogs, and websites that continually detail the perpetually scandalous and troubled nature of charter schools. Not a day goes by without a report [...]

Charter School Advocates Grow More Belligerent

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

Steadily mounting opposition to privately-operated nonprofit and for-profit charter schools is inevitable and becoming a bigger thorn in the side of nervous neoliberals, privatizers, and [...]

Charter Schools Cannot Be Prettified

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

A July 2019 “study” funded by the pro-privatization Walton Family Foundation, “Charter School Effects on School Segregation,” reports that charter schools intensify racial and ethnic segregation, [...]

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 [...]

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