SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Jon Hale
Conservative education reformers have hijacked the original charter school movement, stripping away labor protections and turning the management of public resources to private interests.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Once a Symbol of Desegregation, Ruby Bridges’ School now Reflects another Battle Engulfing Public Education
by Connie L. Schaffer, Martha Graham Viator and Meg White
The New Orleans school integrated by Ruby Bridges is now operated by a private charter school company, part of a trend that three education scholars say jeopardizes the survival of the entire system of public education in the United States.
SOURCE: Nonprofit Quarterly
Education historian Diane Ravitch agrees with public school teachers who oppose the outsize influence of wealthy foundations in determining how public schools operate.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Kevin Carey
Charter schools and testing were supposed to right historic wrongs. Now they’ve run out of political steam. What happened?
SOURCE: The Washington Post
by Diane Ravitch
Once even Albert Shanker thought charter schools were a good idea. Then he realized his mistake.
by Katherine Stewart
In certain conservative circles, the phrase “government schools” has become as ubiquitous as it is contemptuous.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
by Diane Ravitch
Charter schools are a very bad idea, but billionaires love 'em.
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