Tag Archives: Charters

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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Exclusive: Charter leaders letter accuses CMO of racialized practices

I think you should know that there are things that charter supporters don’t want you to hear about. In fact, I believe the most convicting critiques of charters often come from their educators and parents. Several charter leaders (principals, Deans, etc.) are asking their Charter Management Organization (CMO) to start a dialogue and take action to stop racialized practices in their charter

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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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Please support @NAACP Thunderclap today!

The NAACP is seeking 500 supporters for its High Quality Education Thunderclap! Will you join them today with your Facebook and/or Twitter? The Thunderclap reads: “Call for resource equity. Accountability for charters. Moratorium still warranted. #QualityEd #NAACP http://thndr.me/RsJkGu” Join the Thunderclap ASAP here. The purpose of their message is to highlight the NAACP TaskForce Report on Quality Education. Founded 1909, the

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Professor vs. Advocate Debate: “Charters and Vouchers are the Answer”

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation. Atifete Jahjaga Last evening we held a Cambridge-style debate at California State University Sacramento. The quick back

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The Public Agrees!: Charters are Overrated

Are charters overrated? The public says yes! More on that in a moment. The recent Intelligence Squared debate has resulted in a variety of new and important conversations. Via phone calls, social media DMs, and emails I have received quite a bit of feedback from folks that are for and against privately-controlled school choice. I also accepted a challenge from Chris (Citizen)

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New Study: Are Charters beacons of opportunity for Special Needs Students?

The extent to which special student populations (ELL, Special Education and Economically Disadvantaged) gain access to charter schools is understudied. The new study Separate and Unequal?: The Problematic Segregation of Special Populations in Charter Schools Relative to Traditional Public Schools utilizes state, district, and local level data to understand the enrollment of high-need special populations in charter schools compared with non-charter public schools. Vasquez

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