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, Inequality.org. -

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, Dissidentvoice.org -

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, 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 [...]

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