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MA Receives $12.5 Million from Feds to Expand Charters-- Before Public Votes on the Issue

On November 08, 2016, voters in Massachusetts will decide whether or not to lift the state’s charter cap. To date, almost $20 million has been spent on this ballot item, … 329 more words


An introduction to the King's Lynn Borough Archives

Following a period of refurbishment at King’s Lynn Town Hall, the King’s Lynn Borough Archives is now re-open to the public. This week’s blog post, written by Archivist Stacey Kennedy, introduces us to some of the records held in the archives. 1,160 more words

Snapshots From The Archive

When Public Schools Go Private

Originally published in The American Prospect on September 28, 2016.

The Census Bureau released new data earlier this month that showed the median household income in 2015 was $56,500, up 5.2 percent over 2014. 919 more words

New work! Testing Transhumance

A brief post as I’ve gone on about transhumance and pigs more than enough already in the past couple of years. My co-authored article (with the late Dennis Turner) was published a few weeks ago in… 297 more words


What is an Illuminated Charter?

What is a charter? What is an illuminated charter? On several occasions during the Illuminated Charters workshop, we faced the issue of definition. The… 732 more words

Class Action Allowed in Walmart Mexican Bribery Case

According to Forbes, the Walton family is the richest family in America, with seven family members worth a combined $130 billion.

Their wealth is derived from their superstore chain, Walmart– and from unethical business practices such as the bribing of Mexican officials and keeping the issue to themselves for several years until… 1,485 more words


Broad, Walton, and Their LA-based Nonprofit, Great Public Schools Now

Los Angeles is the focus of a major billionaire-funded, astroturf effort to expand the charter sector. And where there is a major market-driven reform push, a new, billionaire-funded nonprofit is often on the horizon. 2,260 more words