Daily Archives: January 15, 2017

Carol Burris in Pennsylvania: How Charters Are Hurting Good Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris has been traveling the country, meeting with educators. Parents, and local officials to learn how charter schools are working, how they affect the local public schools. ? She wrote a four-part…

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The Racists Roots and Racist Indoctrination of School Choice

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
“Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races contribute, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, subsidizes, or results in racial discrimination.” -President John F. Kennedy “Injustice anywhere is a…

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Please Watch and Share: What DeVos Did to Detroit

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Excellent video on DeVos focusing on failure of charter schools in Detroit/Michigan, her support of for-profit charters; privatization agenda. Less than 10 minutes long; well produced; interviews with parents, film clips, etc. ?…

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TFA CEO’s Husband Heads One Of The 73 Lowest Rated Schools In Texas

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
YES Prep is a charter school network of sixteen schools in Houston.  Founded by a TFA alum and staffed by many TFA teachers, it has been hailed as a TFA success story.  Fueled…

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