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Squaring The Circle

United Teachers Los Angeles is making a concerted effort to organize charter school teachers, particularly in the larger networks. To aid in that goal, UTLA is touting its campaign to raise per-pupil spending to $20,000 by 2020. The union says this includes all publicly funded schools, including charters. This is a strange promise from an … Continue reading "Squaring The Circle"

KIPP Co-Founder, Mike Feinberg, Fired for Sexually Abusing Middle Schooler

Always an advocate of a kind of heedless "let the stallions run" mentality for charter school administrators, Michael Feinberg was fired last Thursday for sexually abusing a KIPP student in Houston in the late 1990s, where Feinberg was the principal of the only KIPP school in Houston at the time. Show More Summary

Help Stop Charter Co-Location at North Hollywood High School

A concerned student at NHHS, Anna Winikow, contacted Schools Matter asking for help. Please sign her petition and share it widely everywhere. Thank you. Stop Charter Co-Location at North Hollywood HS 1,501 SIGNATURES (as of 1:08PM)ASK...Show More Summary

Check Your Privilege: 7th Grader in Philly School Threatened For Being White

The graffiti on the Messina home reads “Snitch’n ass. Die cracker”, and it’s directed toward 12-year-old Joseph Messina, a 7th grade honors student at Mastery Charter Thomas Campus in Philadelphia. This comes on the heels of an alleged...Show More Summary

Philadelphia's School Reform Commission denies six new charters and approves one with conditions.

by Greg Windle and Dale MessacappaPhiladelphia Public School NotebookThe School Reform Commission denied six of seven applications for new charter schools on Thursday, heeding evaluations by the Charter School Office and informationShow More Summary

Texas charter school to put a police substation on campus

"horrific things can happen anywhere." The post Texas charter school to put a police substation on campus appeared first on Hot Air.

Horrified Florida students beg adults: Please, do something about guns

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

PARKLAND, Fla. – The kids in South Florida are fed up. … with two eighth-grade classmates from a nearby charter school. They plan to attend Douglas next year. At South Broward High School about 20 miles away, dozens of students staged a walkout and chanted “We …... The post...

U.S. Charter Schools Produce a Bigger Bang with Fewer Bucks

The evidence is in. And it’s great news for kids in charter schools. A just-released study by my colleagues at the University of Arkansas and me finds that, overall, public charter schools across eight major U.S. cities are 35 percent...Show More Summary

Philadelphia's Proposed New Charter School Reports: February 22, 2018

:by Lisa HaverFebruary 14, 2018On February 22, the lame-duck School Reform Commission (SRC) will vote to accept or reject applications from seven charter companies: APM Community Charter School, Franklin Towne Charter Middle School,Show More Summary

Success Academy a Big Success: New at Reason

last monthNews : Reason

The education establishment hates the Success Academy's successes. John Stossel writes: Kids who attend New York City's Success Academy charter schools do remarkably well. "We are No. 1 in student achievement in the state," says founder Eva Moskowitz, "outperforming all the wealthy suburbs." They do. Show More Summary

Despite All the Talk, Charter School Unions Still Mostly a Function of State Law

Charter school teachers at the Port of Los Angeles High School voted to decertify United Teachers Los Angeles as their bargaining representative. It’s a big deal to them, but it doesn’t tell us much one way or the other about nationwide unionization trends in charters. Show More Summary

El Camino Real Charter High School wins L.A. Academic Decathlon

In something of an upset, El Camino Real Charter High School has won the 2018 Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Sunday. Though El Camino, located in Woodland Hills, was clearly an academic powerhouse in this competition, the win ran counter to recent...

Video of officer body-slamming female student sparks debate, soul-searching

It began with a police officer trying to deal with a willful student who refused to leave the campus of Helix Charter High School. It quickly escalated into a physical altercation where the officer body-slammed the handcuffed teenage girl to the ground as she tried to get away. And it was caught...

Teenage student arrested with gun at D.C. charter school

Northeast Washington school was placed on lockdown as police investigated.

D.C. charter school enrollment has slight enrollment bump, while public schools show slight drop

Overall enrollment increased by 1.6 percent, although the District saw a 400-student decrease.

CTU/AFT's Pathetic Rationale for Caving to the Charter Industry

AFT apologist, Michael Fiorillo, continues his defense of the indefensible move in Chicago that effectively normalizes the corrupt and dehumanizing charter schools. My comments are interspersed: Your reasoning is faulty, as is your understanding of politics. Show More Summary

Is There Racial Bigotry among Minnesota Schoolteachers?

There’s a recent MinnPost news story on an investigation that the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) has under way, aimed at school districts and charters that have statistical racial disparities in their discipline rates. You...Show More Summary

Puerto Rico governor announces public education overhaul which includes vouchers and charter schools

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Puerto Rico’s governor said his administration will unveil a broad education reform bill on Tuesday aimed at incorporating school vouchers and charter schools into the bankrupt U.S. territory’s education system. Speaking in a televised address on Monday, Governor Ricardo Rossello also...

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