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CA's A3 Education Indictment: The Counts of Sean McManus et al.

In this post, I offer excerpts of the 67 counts detailed in the 235-page indictment of Sean McManus, Jason Schrock, and nine others who used weaknesses in California’s charter school laws to construct a network of fraud and launder $50M in public funds into their own pockets over the course of years. 2,188 more words


Los Angeles School Funding and the "Bait and Switch"

On June 13, 2019, I posted about Measure EE, the proposed parcel tax that was supposed to fund K12 education for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). 926 more words


Elizabeth Warren Has a Former TFAer Advising Her on Education

According to his Linkedin bio, Joshua Delaney¬†is Democratic presidential hopeful, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s, senior education policy advisor. He describes his job as follows:

Advise United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on all matters pertaining to early, elementary, secondary, and higher education, including college affordability and student loan debt.

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Hanna Skandera: Her Consulting Firm and Her Mystery "Initiative"

Former New Mexico chancellor of education, Hanna Skandera, has been trying to re-establish herself as an ed reform name since her June 2017 departure from the New Mexico ed department. 1,776 more words


Pearson Wants to Expand Its Virtual Schools Market; Its "Connections Academy" in Louisiana Is No Selling Factor

Connections Academy is a virtual K12 (and possibly pre-K12) school operated by education business mammoth, Pearson.

According to Pearson’s February 2019 earnings call, Pearson is focused on expanding its Connections Academy market. 1,035 more words

High-stakes Testing

2018 Charter School Credit Ratings for Nine States, with a Focus on California and Michigan

There are situations in which B is a grade to be avoided.

Let us consider some 2018 charter school credit ratings as reported in Standard & Poor’s. 1,845 more words


CREDO's New Orleans "Learning Gains" a Sleight of Information

According to Emily Langhorne of Forbes, education reformers should “rejoice” because in May 2019, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) released this summary… 525 more words