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Teachers at California’s Largest Virtual Charter School Unionize

Uh-oh. This wasn’t in the business plan. Teachers at the K12 Inc. virtual charter school in California created a union. They threatened to “logout” if management didn’t recognize them and agree to their demands. 446 more words


SQUALOR IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Who Protects Predatory For-Profit Colleges?

I posted this report during the Obama administration. It remains timely since the for-profit higher education sector is having a renaissance under the leadership of Betsy DeVos, who is the best friend the predatory, for-profit higher education sector ever had. 892 more words


Stock Tips for the DeVos For-Profit Education Era

The business media recognize that Betsy DeVos is changing federal policy to make room for for-profit education, both for K-12 charters and for higher education. She is rolling back regulations intended to curb the excesses of predatory for-profit “colleges,” known for preying on and exploiting veterans, the poor, and unwary students. 191 more words

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Michigan: Poor Community Under Emergency Management Sold Playground Equipment in Search of $$

Chris Savage of Eclectablog writes here about the disaster of Governor Rick Snyder’s “emergency manager” plan for poor school districts.

In Muskegon Heights, Governor Snyder installed an emergency manager because the poor, almost all-black district had run out of money. 225 more words


Should Facebook Operate as a Nonprofit? #fakebuttons

Today on NPR, Noel King discussed the ongoing Facebook privacy concerns with former senior advisor at the Federal Trade Commission, Tim Wu. In the exchange, Wu made a compelling statement – should Facebook operate as a nonprofit organization? 325 more words