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Washington State has been saying no to charter schools for over a decade. But advocates continue to push the issue, sometimes in devious ways. more

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Gage Skidmore

Betsy DeVos doesn't care about how charters and vouchers are performing, because there is no place for public education in her worldview or political agenda. more

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Success Academy

If granted, this would allow teachers to transfer from a charter into any public school statewide, avoiding current degree and certification requirements. And that’s not good for students. more

Public School Shakedown

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Andrew Blumenfeld

The Democratic candidate is a long-time advocate of privatizing schools whose stable of problematic funders includes the ‘man behind Prop 8.’ more

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Happiness47

Garden State lawmakers wanted to make it easier for privately-run schools to take over school buildings built or renovated with public dollars—and that sets a dangerous precedent. more

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Ted Eytan

Before she was pushed to the ground and handcuffed, one teacher dared to stand up (twice) at a school board meeting and ask how it could justify a $38,000 superintendent salary raise. She’s just the beginning. more

Public School Shakedown

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Fibonacci Blue

Lyndale Community School has been a “a very special home" to Somali students for decades. Now it could go the way of integrated public schools around the country. more

Public School Shakedown

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Courtesy Ashana Bigard

For the third year in a row, New Orleans schools have slipped in state ratings. Students like Rahsaan Ison deserve more—so we took action. more

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Jitu Brown

While financial resources are important, a lack of them will not prevent a unified group of parents from being influential. more

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Pexels

The Tar Heel state shows how charter schools turn education funding into a contest that divides communities and segregates students. more

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DCSRN

Beyond the Rocketship hype is a galaxy of problems, including plummeting test scores, litigation and allegations of student mistreatment. more

Public School Shakedown

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Ted Eytan

The Buckeye State lied to get federal grant money for charters, and mishandled millions for schools that closed or never even opened. Now, this could happen in other states too. more

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White House photo by Eric Draper

How public schools in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico can avoid New Orleans’ post-Katrina fate. more

Public School Shakedown

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White House photo by Shealah Craighead

It’s not about student success. It’s about pushing privatized, market forces onto public institutions to make a buck. more

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GoingBatty

State takeovers of local schools aren’t making good on the promise to provide all children with a quality education. more

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Motown31

Eliminating protections for undocumented students threatens America's urban public schools. more

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Kathrina Litchfield

Schools across eastern Iowa are using unfinished pine 'boxes' to hold and discipline children. more

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Stone Lantern Films

A discussion on the confusing lingo of “school choice,” Betsy DeVos, and glimmers of hope in the fight for public education more

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U.S. Department of Justice

Decades of research shows that charters are racially isolating America’s students more

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