Betsy DeVos Gave $12.6 Million To Rocketship Charter Schools

By Karen Wolfe, www.progressive.org -

By Karen Wolfe for The Progressive - Silicon Valley-based Rocketship is a charter school chain with a bevy of star backers that’s reported sky-high student achievement and recently landed a $12.6 [...]

11 Ways Chicago Is The Beating Heart Of The Disastrous Charter School Agenda

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - Chicago’s public school system has become a showcase for the negative effects of K-12 privatization, according to a new report that tracks how the city replaced [...]

Record Numbers Of Charter Schools Teachers Are Organizing Unions

By Micah Uetright, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Micah Uetright for In These Times - It’s a delicious irony for teachers unions that Rauner College Prep—a Chicago charter school named after Bruce Rauner, Illinois’ virulently anti-union [...]

Taxpayers Spent 100s Millions More For Inferior Charter Schools

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

By Steven Rosenfeld for Alternet - A blockbuster report detailing how California’s charter school industry has wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by opening and building schools in [...]

Get To Know The BATS: Teachers Fighting Privatization

By Marla Kilfoyle and Melissa Tomlinson, www.popularresistance.org -

By Marla Kilfoyle and Melissa Tomlinson in partnership with Read the Dirt for Popular Resistance. Chris Christie once told a Badass Teacher that he was “sick”of people like her. It was his [...]

Newsletter: Protest Is Working & Growing

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. People are recognizing that they have power to protest in a lot of areas. Some see the potential for protest at work, such as the [...]

With DeVos, We’re Likely To See A Charter School To Prison Pipeline

By Karen Dolan, www.therealnews.com -

By Karen Dolan for The Real News Netowrk - Dolan said what we’re likely to see is a charter school to prison pipeline. “Children in charter schools – Black, brown, Latino, LGBTQ, and children [...]

Educators, Students, Parents Community Stop Corporate Takeover Of Milwaukee Schools

By Amy Mizialko, www.labornotes.org -

By Amy Mizialko for Labor Notes - If the Wisconsin legislature had gotten its way, private charter companies would have taken over at least one more public school in Milwaukee this year—pushing [...]

Wall Street Firms Make Money From Teachers’ Pensions

BY David Sirota, Avi Asher-Schapiro And Andrew Pere, www.ibtimes.com -

BY David Sirota, Avi Asher-Schapiro And Andrew Perez for IBT - When Massachusetts public school teachers pay into their pension fund each month, they may not realize where the money goes. Wall [...]

Gap Co-Founder Doris Fisher Is Bankrolling Charter School Agenda

By Joel Warner, www.capitalandmain.com -

By Joel Warner for Capital Main - As co-founder of the Gap, San Francisco-based business leader and philanthropist Doris Fisher boasts a net worth of $2.6 billion, making her the country’s third [...]

A Turning Point For The Charter School Movement

By Molly Knefel, www.truth-out.org -

By Molly Knefel for Truthout - A political battle is being waged over charter schools in Massachusetts right now, and it's a microcosm of the state of the charter debate across the country. In [...]

Mississippi Parents Demand An Answer: Are Charter Schools Constitutional?

By Nadia Prupis, www.commondreams.org -

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams - Mississippi parents are challenging the public funding of charter schools on the grounds that it's not constitutional. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), [...]

Common Core And Corporate Colonization: The Big Picture

By Staff, www.educationalchemy.com -

By Staff of Educational Alchemy - I said it over three years ago and I’ll say it again. Common Core was, and is, an agenda crafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It was [...]

NAACP Calls For National Moratorium On Charter Schools

By Julian Vasquez Heilig, www.cloakinginequity.com -

By Julian Vasquez Heilig for Cloaking Inequality - I don’t believe that this has been reported anywhere else. Last week at the NAACP National Convention in Cincinnati, the delegates voted in a [...]

Rally At Castelar Elementary Puts Charters In Crosshairs

By Craig Clough, www.laschoolreport.com -

By Craig Clough for La School Report - About 200 parents, students and teachers rallied Wednesday morning outside Castelar Street Elementary School in Chinatown as part of a “walk-in” calling for [...]

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