Monthly Archives: August 2016

Breaking News: @TeachForAmerica and @KIPP stole ideas and curriculum?

KIPP and TFA are apparently going to have to reach into their VERY deep pockets (See Be a little more honest KIPP Charter Schools and Teach For America— Expensive) to defend themselves against a new lawsuit that accuses the two organizations of stealing ideas and curriculum. The following is drawn from Springboards to Education statement on the lawsuits filed. Springboards to Education, Inc. filed a

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10 Things to Know about the Charter School Debate

At separate conventions this summer, the NAACP and the Black Lives Matter Movement—the nation’s oldest and the youngest civil rights organizations—passed resolutions critical of charter schools and the privatization of education. We may have reached a watershed moment for market-based school choice. This article appeared here first at the Progressive Magazine. Here are 10 things to consider about the market-based charter schools debate:

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John Oliver weighs in on Charter Schools

When have charter schools officially become a social problem in the public discourse? When HBO’s Last Week Tonight weighs in… Without further introduction, John Oliver. At the time of posting… the clip already has 3 million views… For more on what’s going wrong with charters click here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Want

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Civil Rights organizations vs. Wealthy: Are charter schools better?

Corporate reformers supported by the deep pockets of the wealthy and their foundations (Broad, Gates, Walton etc.) are spending millions on propaganda— research, websites and books extolling the virtues anti-democratic, private control of resources for public schools. Meanwhile, Civil Rights organization such as the Black Lives Matter movement (here) the Journey for Justice Alliance (here) and the NAACP (here and here) have

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.@Facebook Censorship and Jail

Facebook just deleted my profile photo. A cartoon which I thought was quite humorous and already had more than 100 likes. I wish I had the photoshop talent/exactatude to make such a cool and funny image, but the credit for designing it goes to Susan D. More Facebook censorship on behalf of the corporate education reformers. We discussed the coordinated

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Teach For America exported and going Global!

Did you know that Teach For America is being exported worldwide? Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America (TFA) that provides voice to educators, parents, students, and other key stakeholders. Truth For America is co-hosted by Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig and Dr. T. Jameson Brewer. They are joined in Episode 12 by Dr. Rolf Straubhaar, a University

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DFERs should be nervous. Serious. Many Thank you’s!

As I discussed in the Storify curation entitled Will @ShavarJeffries chicken out? Shaver Jeffries, President of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER), popped into a conversation about charter schools on Twitter. Who are the DFERs? Go here. After he went for a few tweets about parents and choice that most could probably conjure without even having seen them, I challenged him to a

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