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Jennifer D. Cogswell

At a Pittsburgh education forum, seven candidates were forced to take a stand on charter schools. Read more

Public School Shakedown

The Network for Public Education calls the findings in its recent report “nothing short of a national scandal.” Read more

Op-Eds

During the eight years that these federal grants were available, $504,517,391—28 percent of the total amount given out—went to charter schools that never opened or that have already closed. Read more

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US Department of Education

Are minority parents seeking better schools for their kids supporters of charter schools, or leading figures in the resistance to a choice-based education reform movement? Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Charles Edward Miller

One party is selfish; the other is only interested in educating kids. Can you guess which is which? Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Maryland GovPics

The charter system that often paints itself as a better option for black parents does not acknowledge the harm rigid disciplinary policies can impose on black students. Read more

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Shiny Things

While it can’t undo all the harm charters have done, the new law throws public education advocates a lifeline. Read more

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Hanscom Air Force Base

Behind the feel-good puffery are issues about the loss of local control, under-funded schools, and public money used for private gain. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Neon Tommy

“If the charter schools don’t want to be diverse, they don’t have to be.” Read more

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Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico

A conversation with the union and movement leader on toppling the governor and “proving the impossible” in Puerto Rico. Read more

Dispatches

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Charles Edward Miller

2020 Democratic candidates taking a stand against for-profit charters is like bravely standing up in opposition to yeti attacks. Read more

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Phil Roeder

When studies like these are released, without mentioning the unevenness of the results, especially for children of color, it prompts me to question the authors’ intentions. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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jdlasica

A grassroots effort to close charter loopholes made its way to the State Assembly, just to be undermined by the state’s highest office. Read more

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After years of avoidance, Democrats are being forced to take a stand charter schools—and most are straddling both sides. Read more

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White House photo by Pete Souza

“Those of us actually working in education tried and tried and tried and tried and tried to tell you.” Read more

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woodleywonderworks

The problem is exacerbated by the number of racially segregated charter schools in the state. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Black families in the city have been sold “safer schools,” but must that come at the high price of over-suspension of their children? Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Brad Wilson

Charters promised all sorts of miraculous educational achievements at low, low prices. But those achievements haven’t appeared. More people are understanding that what we’re really talking about is the privatization of our public school system. Read more

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Milwaukee public schools

Charles Edward Miller

In an historic election, the school board, long hospitable to private interests, is now controlled by a pro-public-school majority. That’s big news in a city that has had a giant target painted on it by the national school-choice lobby. Read more

Dispatches

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April Saul

Publicly funded charter schools were presented with the unique opportunity to shape their schools as reflective of their student populations. They have not done that. Read more

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