Charter school backers can’t help it.
They see a bunch of black or brown kids displaced by a natural disaster and they have to swoop in to help…
Help themselves, that is.
They did it in 2005 to New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina. Now they want to do it again in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
“This is a real opportunity to press the reset button,” said Puerto Rican Secretary of Education Julia Keleher.
“…this [is a] transformational opportunity for us to start to think fundamentally differently about what it is to be in school, and how one goes about getting an education.”
A dozen years ago in Louisiana, that meant stealing almost the entire New Orleans public school system in the aftermath of Katrina. About 90 percent of the city’s 126 schools were given to the Louisiana Recovery School District, which turned them all into charter schools.
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