School Privatization Groups Are Exploiting COVID Closure Debates

By Molly Shah, The Real News Network. -

Schools around the country have once again been forced to make tough decisions about returning to remote learning due to the explosion of new COVID-19 infections resulting from the highly [...]

How Public Workers Can Stop The Privatization Of Everything

By Steve Early, Portside. -

Several years ago, Don Cohen, a former central labor council staffer from San Diego, appeared on a panel discussing the privatization threats faced by union members across the country. He and [...]

Charter Schools Invaded Our Neighborhoods Without Public Input

By Carl J. Petersen, Medium. -

East Los Angeles is a community rich in culture and a strong history of activism. Our youth led the student walkouts in the ’60s fought against the Vietnam war during the Chicano Moratorium and [...]

Billionaires Are The Biggest Threat To Public Schools

By Sarah Lahm, The Progressive. -

In recent months, as schools closed to limit the spread of COVID-19, millions of students, teachers, and administrators have been forced to flip a switch and embrace distance learning. Many [...]

Cuomo Announces Partnership With Bill Gates To “Revolutionize” NY Schools In Wake of Coronavirus

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News -

Taking time off from mismanaging a pandemic and turning lifesaving masks sent from all over the country into an art installation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared yesterday that he would [...]

Some Communities Are Forced To Fight School Closures And Privatization During The Pandemic

By Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism. -

Since mid-March, public school students in Minnesota have had to stay home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, according to the state’s governor, Tim Walz, schools will remain closed until the [...]

DeVos And Charter School Movement Use Pandemic To Advance Agenda

By Jeff Bryant, -

COVID-19 has shuttered public schools across the nation, state governments are threatening to slash education budgets due to the economic collapse caused by the outbreak, and emergency aid [...]

Charter School Transparency And Accountability Remain Low

By Shawgi Tell, -

Transparency and accountability have never been the strong suits of non-profit and for-profit charter schools. Unlike the nation’s public schools, all charter schools (about 7,100) are run by [...]

The Charter-To-Prison Pipeline

By Alexandria Millet, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]