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Network For Public Education uncovers how U.S. DOE wastes a billion on defunct charter schools

A blistering new report from the Network for Public Education (NPE) documents how the federal government, through the U.S. Department of Education, wastes hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on grants awarded to charter schools that never open or quickly close. The Department of Education is also funding charter schools that blatantly discriminate in their discipline, curricular, and enrollment practices. The

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Attend #NPE17CA in Oakland, CA Oct 14-15

The Network for Public Education invites you to attend its 4th annual conference in Oakland California. Keynotes include Nikole Hannah-Jones, Diane Ravitch, Eric Heins and Julian Vasquez Heilig and many more. The goal of NPE is to connect all those who are passionate about our schools – students, parents, teachers and citizens. We share information and research on vital issues that

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Network for Public Education DeVos/Trump toolkit

I received an email from Carol Burris, Executive Director of the Network for Public Education. She asked if I would share this important toolkit for the upcoming confirmation of Betsy DeVos at the Secretary of Education. You are someone who understands the vital role that public education plays in democracy. You understand that a patchwork quilt of for-profit charters, charter

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Police murdering teachers this week

  The international media is reporting (mainstream US news media??) Mexican police attacked teachers striking against neoliberal education reforms in the southern state of Oaxaca, killing at least eight people and leaving dozens more injured. Así los disparos de los policías federales en Nochixtlán @julioastillero @lhan55 pic.twitter.com/cOc6DvIYIt — Jorge A. Pérez (@Tte_ARto) June 19, 2016 Here is a statement from the

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Why Most State Education Report Cards are Like Cookies Without the Sugar

Once when I was in high school, a friend handed me a plate of chocolate chip cookies. They looked delicious! But just as I was about to eat one, she snatched them back. They looked great on the outside, she told me, but they tasted terrible.  She had left out a key ingredient—sugar. This story is exactly how I think

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NPE publishes Valuing Public Education: A 50 State Report Card

The Network for Public Education is pleased to publish today a new national report card that analyses how each state values public education. The following is from Carol Burris, Executive Director of Network for Public Education: We want to give you a first look at a very important NPE project that Diane is unveiling at the National Press Club today. Valuing

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