Category Archives: Vouchers

Puerto Rico Braces for Wave of School Privatization

The warnings came right after the storm: Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico would be used as an opportunity to transfer management of the island’s schools to private operators of charter schools, and introduce voucher programs that would redirect public education funds to private schools. “The education privatization playbook uses politics to open the door for more privately controlled schools

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Betsy DeVos and Trump are WRONG: What We Know About School Privatization #NPE17CA

Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos have claimed that charters and vouchers are better options for students than public schools. The research tell us that she is wrong. The year 2017 marked the 4th annual Network for Public Education (NPE) national conference in Oakland, California. We joined with friends and allies to learn, share and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead

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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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NEW Nationally Syndicated Op Ed: School Vouchers Aren’t the Answer

President Donald Trump has proposed cutting after-school programs for young children as well as grants and federal work-study programs for college students. But his most significant attack on public education may be his pledge to spend $20 billion on market-based school choice, including charter schools and vouchers. Conventional voucher policies now exist in 16 states. Taxpayers in those states help

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Eight Questions Betsy DeVos Won’t Get Right about School Vouchers #AERA17

We’re in a watershed moment for public education. Donald Trump has committed to spending $20 billion on market-based school choice, including charter schools and vouchers. He’s also proposed cutting afterschool programs, as well as college grants and federal work study programs for college students. But the most significant move away from public education our country is making right now is

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School Choice Spread in The Avocado

Check out the new school choice spread in The Avocado! The Avocado is a monthly newsletter focused on “educating, uniting, and motivating through an open discussion of relevant political and social issues.” I was honored to be interviewed for Issue 3 (April 7, 2017) which takes on education and school choice. In your opinion, what is the biggest issue the American public school system

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