Category Archives: Charter Schools

Has the @NAACP always had a critical view of charters?

Has the NAACP always had a critical view of charters? Is the recent NAACP resolution critical of charters consistent with the perspective of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and W.E.B. DuBois? Where did the idea for market-based education reform come from? Can we change our mind on charters? Julian Vasquez Heilig, professor and researcher, discusses these questions and more LIVE on We

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Teleconference: Parents and community groups demand charter accountability

Parents, superintendents, policymakers, think tanks, school board members, California Teachers Association and the ACLU are calling on Governor Brown to sign legislation to increase accountability and transparency at California’s public charter schools. Today, a media teleconference panel will occur to “outline impact on students from charter fraud, waste of taxpayer funds.” The coalition of parents, lawmakers and elected leaders, education leaders and community

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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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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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