If you want to read a real tear-jerker, read this story written for the conservative Philanthropy Roundtable, about whether philanthropists should worry about the inroads that unions are making into the charter sector.
Romy Drucker begins with a story about one of the conservatives’ favorite charter chains, the Noble Network in Chicago. This is the same charter chain that some teachers complained about to NPR, saying it has a “dehumanizing culture,” the same charter chain where teenage girls are told to sit still and bleed through their clothes rather than go to the bathroom without an escort. It is a leader nationally in the “no excuses” charter world, where intensive test prep, strict discipline, and high suspension rates produce results for those willing to accept the demands.
“Michael and Tonya Milkie decided to start a charter public high school in Chicago in 1999. They drew on their…
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