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September 15, 2016
by Mark Brodie KJZZ-FM Online September 15, 2016 The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools has approved an intent to revoke the charter of a Mesa school that closed just as school was supposed to start. And recently, charter schools caught the eye of John Oliver, on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight. In response […] Read more »
September 14, 2016
by Paul Perry Inside Philanthropy September 14th, 2016 On August 21, 2016, John Oliver stepped into the heated debate around charter schools. His segment reported on mismanagement and misspending at charter schools in several states. It also called into question the free market approach advocated by some in the charter school community. How? By, among […] Read more »
September 13, 2016
by Alyson Klein Education Week September 13, 2016 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is pledging that, if elected, he’d be the “nation’s biggest cheerleader for school choice” and would offer states the chance to use $20 billion in federal money to create vouchers allowing children in poverty to attend the public, charter, or private school […] Read more »
September 12, 2016
by Jeanne Allen the 74 September 12, 2016 At this year’s national charter school conference, school choice warrior Howard Fuller argued that we must partner with anyone who is aligned on helping kids. Like him, I am never ambivalent or silent when the truth about education reform is at stake. Well here I am, speaking […] Read more »
September 9, 2016
The Center for Education Reform talks to Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal about Hillary Clinton's comments on charter schools while on the campaign trail, and how backing from national teacher unions has likely swayed her opinion on these alternative public schools. Read more »
September 9, 2016
by Editorial Board Chicago Tribune September 9, 2016 Last month comedian John Oliver unleashed a caustic — and funny — broadside on charter schools in America. He spotlighted the worst of the worst charters, the ones that fail students, escape rigorous oversight and cost taxpayers. If you want to know how any of that is funny, […] Read more »
September 9, 2016
The claim that charter schools drain resources from traditional public schools is “absurd” and an “outright lie,” as many reputable researchers as well as editorial boards have acknowledged and documented. Read more »
September 9, 2016
Jeanne Allen, the founder of the Center for Education Reform, which supports school choice, called the idea "pie in the sky", given the current Washington political dynamic. "Congress typically doesn't write $20 million checks for programs without a real mandate," she said. Read more »
September 8, 2016
By Alyson Klein Education Week September 8, 2016 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that, if elected, he’d be the “nation’s biggest cheerleader for school choice” and offer states the chance to use $20 billion in federal money to create vouchers allowing children in poverty to attend the public, charter, or private school of […] Read more »
September 2, 2016
When it comes to public charter schools and funding, it's time to set the record straight. Read more »