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Parent Trigger Testimony: A One-way Street to Private Control #SB14

Parent Trigger is a one-way street to non-democratic, private control of our public schools.

During the last round of Parent Trigger law attempts, I wrote about it in the posts  905 more words

Charter Schools

Refuting the Myth of the New Orleans School Miracle: Children Lost after Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans almost ten years ago, as school was just beginning in the fall of 2005. Ever since, we have been trying to piece together the meaning of what happened to New Orleans’ children and to what was once the New Orleans Parish Schools—a school district that was abruptly dismantled in the late fall right after the hurricane and after a new law passed in Baton Rouge permitted the state to take over most of New Orleans’ schools.  1,541 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Support and Skepticism in Achievement First Debate

A proposed Achievement First school expected to reduce New Haven’s in-district class sizes, has been billed as a public/charter collaboration, but among residents who attended last night’s Board of Education meeting, a dividing line has been drawn. 1,096 more words

Video: Cashing in on public schools, Timmy gets a lesson

From The Progressive:

This animated feature on school privatization stars little Timmy, a kindergartener who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the right-wing mantra “Public Schools have failed.

Cashing In On Ed Reform