Tag Archives: Charter Schools

Only Charter Schools Sitting at Negotiating Table? No Educators?

Charters that take everyone’s tax dollars but are no longer subject to all stakeholder input = taxpayers are no longer stakeholders. In Texas, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has been re-drafting its charter application process and requirements and included only pro-charter organizations in “stakeholder” meetings. This communication came from a source in Texas: TEA is moving quickly on approving a new

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Trump Administration Forcing Detained Children to Attend Online, For-Profit Charter School?

Is the Trump Administration forcing detained migrant and refugee children to choose an online, for-profit charter school in Texas? The stories of refugee and migrant children torn from their parents and sent to detention centers is one of the most heinous violations of human rights that United States has experienced in recent times. Sadly, it’s a continuation of discriminatory policies

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97.81% of Charter Schools not “Diverse By Design”

Charter schools are diverse by design? Holy sampling on the dependent variable Batman! All Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) teams are good because look at the top of the standings! All music is great because look at the Top 40 songs! All college professors are great (or could be) because of the

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New Insights and Directions: Considering the Impact of Charter School Attributes on Communities of Color

The new issue of the Journal of Transformative Leadership & Policy Studies (JTLPS) is now LIVE! Issue 7.1 focuses on charter schools. The soft release of the journal to California legislators and staff will take place today at a private showing of Backpack Full of Cash hosted by a variety of organizations at the Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento. But

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A Chance for Charter School Critics and Supporters to Agree!

Here is your chance charter school proponents! So you don’t like the fact that charter schools are more segregated than traditional public schools? You think that some charters are wasting taxpayer money? You are open to solutions that provide special education students access to charters? (See New Study: Are Charters beacons of opportunity for Special Needs Students?) Here is an opportunity for you

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Walton Funded Organization seeking “organize” and “innovate” in the Bay

Parents and community members in San Francisco have called recently concerned about an “astroturfing” organization that has received several hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Walton Family Foundation seeking to “organize” and “innovate” in the Bay. It appears that the billionaires boy club has taken to heart calls for community-based reform (at least the appearance) as an alternative to

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Ignoring Shavar and instead planting seeds for charter operators

So I have never been one to shy away from a conversation with non-like minded individuals at an event. As a result, I attended a recent charter school operator conference in New York City. While, I might have played up the conversation here on a blog as a debate with the DFER’s Shavar Jefferies (See Charters and Big Boy Pants!? This

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