Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fact Checking KIPP, TFA and DeVos Charter Voucher Acolytes (trap laid)

Do you think the “school choice” alliance between KIPP, TFA and DeVos acolytes is unusual or expected? Also, have you ever had a public or private debate and someone says something that is really not true? Have you ever laid a trap for someone in a discussion? Well, the Berks County Community Foundation invited several guests to Reading, PA to

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Empire of Deceit says charters squandering taxes and violating immigration laws

The new book Empire of Deceit alleges “misconduct/misuse of taxpayer funds visa and program” at Gülen-affiliated charter schools. The book is calling for immediate federal and state investigations. The Gülen charters are the nation’s second largest network of charter schools (See also the Atlantic’s piece 120 American Charter Schools and One Secretive Turkish Cleric). The Gülen charters are apparently run

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Trumpeting Local Accountability Idea for 5 years!

Sometimes we can feel a little discouraged about our impact in the world. But one person can spark change! Together we can help create a new political reality for communities and their schools! I’d like to tell you a true story about an idea born on an airplane over the Atlantic Ocean. Back in 2012, I went to an APPAM accountability

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Pennsylvania: Debate about School Choice, September 19

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is an event you won’t want to miss: CONSIDER IT: SCHOOL CHOICE AND THE CASES FOR TRADITIONAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AND CHARTER SCHOOLS September 19 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Hilton Reading Berks County Community Foundation Panelists: Carol Corbett Burris: Executive Director of the Network for Public Education Alyson Miles: Deputy Director…

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