Tag Archives: KIPP

Standing Up For Public Control of Schools

A Walton funded “non-profit” has publicly and surreptitiously been trying to organize for charters. I first wrote about this in the post WALTON FUNDED ORGANIZATION SEEKING “ORGANIZE” AND “INNOVATE” We are noticing that education “reformers” are increasingly calling their ideas community-based and sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund astroturf (fake grassroots) organizations to push for school privatization and private control.

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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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Breaking News: @TeachForAmerica and @KIPP stole ideas and curriculum?

KIPP and TFA are apparently going to have to reach into their VERY deep pockets (See Be a little more honest KIPP Charter Schools and Teach For America— Expensive) to defend themselves against a new lawsuit that accuses the two organizations of stealing ideas and curriculum. The following is drawn from Springboards to Education statement on the lawsuits filed. Springboards to Education, Inc. filed a

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#TFA25: @TeachForAmerica Parent Speaks— Should Kids Teach Kids?

How much taxpayer money does Teach For America spend? How much money do the Walmart heirs spend on Teach For America? Julian Vasquez Heilig joined the show State of Education with a parent of a corps member to discuss Teach For America on 1030 AM KVOI The Voice. Topics and questions addressed: How much money do the Walmart heirs spend

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School Reform, Passion and Mic Drops

The definition of “Drop the Mic” from the classic Eminem Hip Hop film 8 mile is… Calling someone out so hard that you just walk away indisputably victorious. A few days ago I had the opportunity to visit Annapolis, MD for the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) policy conference. MSEA’s second annual policy conference featured a discussion of the policies, issues, and

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