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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

Public School Shakedown

And a reminder of the importance of an independent press. more

Public School Shakedown

Yesterday Ohio’s elected, Republican-dominated supreme court ruled that a privately held, for-profit charter management company, White Hat Management, owns the equipment and assets of several White Hat Hope Academies and Life Skills Academies tha... more

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Failing grades at Ohio's online charter schools disappeared. more

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Our test-and-punish system under the No Child Left Behind Act has branded the schools in our poorest cities as “failures” and created a crisis atmosphere that has made way for the application of the Shock Doctrine. more

Public School Shakedown

The truth is more complicated than the facts that are supposedly exposed in a trial. more

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Advocates for parental choice persist in believing that parents who know best will discover the perfect private school to serve their children. The problem is that when private schools advertise, they are not always entirely honest about ex... more

Public School Shakedown

Chicago is a microcosm of our privatizing society. Image credit: Sarah-Ji more

Public School Shakedown

On August 26, Motoko Rich, in the New York Times, reported, "At Charter Schools Short Careers by Choice." I shared my own concerns about the subject of her piece here. Yesterday, Mike Rose, professor in the Graduate School of Education and Inform... more

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