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October 25, 2016
by: Jon Marcus TES 25 October 2016 November 8 will not only herald the vote for the new president – it will also help decide the fate of charter school expansion Dubious claims, boorish behavior, multimillion-dollar advertising battles, political and racial division, claims of dirty tricks, even billionaires. It’s not only the stuff of the […] Read more »
October 24, 2016
by Howard Blume Los Angeles Times October 24th, 2016 Some years back, when administrators at a group of Los Angeles charter schools ordered the entire instructional staff to cheat on state standardized tests, the charter division at the Los Angeles Unified School District was at first willing to forgive what had happened and move on. But last […] Read more »
October 15, 2016
SouthCoast Today by Jennette Barnes October 15th, 2016 Everyone believes in giving kids a great education. But how best to do it? Question 2 juxtaposes two claims to defend the best interests of young people and public schooling. And because Massachusetts is a national leader in education, what’s at stake is nothing less than the […] Read more »
October 12, 2016
by Emily Leayman Education Watchdog October 12, 2016 The nation’s capital is home to some of the most influential minds of education, but they’re not only working on federal affairs — they also serve on school boards in the city’s large charter sector. Based on a Thomas B. Fordham Institute survey of 325 members of 58 […] Read more »
September 30, 2016
by Jeanne Allen Daily Hampshire Gazette September 30, 2016 It’s time to set the record straight on education funding. Opponents of parent power continue to spread false information about charter schools, despite the fact that many reputable sources, including newspaper editorial boards, have acknowledged that the claim that charter schools drain resources from traditional public […] Read more »
September 29, 2016
by Submitted News Sussex September 29, 2016 The Center for Education Reform announced that the deadline for its “Hey John Oliver! Back Off My Charter School” video contest was extended to Sept. 30. The video contest was created after HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver’s released an episode on charter schools. CER responded by […] Read more »
September 22, 2016
by Arianna Prothero Education Week September 22, 2016 Cheryl Brown Henderson, the youngest daughter of the named plaintiff in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case which ended legally-sanctioned school segregation, has signed a letter calling on the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people to reject a moratorium on charter schools proposed […] Read more »
September 21, 2016
by Amelia Pak-Harvey Sentinel and Enterprise September 21, 2016 LOWELL — Adding more national attention to the statewide fight over charter schools, a new report from a conservative, New York-based think tank concludes that charter-school enrollment actually increases per-pupil spending for traditional school districts. Question 2 on the Massachusetts ballot, which would allow for up […] Read more »
September 20, 2016
by Sam Alton Daily Titan September 20, 2016 On Aug. 21, John Oliver, host of HBO’s satire news program “Last Week Tonight,” unleashed a biased attack against charter schools in the United States. The attack, which was unfair at best, undermined and glazed over the many successes that charter schools have had in helping the […] Read more »
September 19, 2016
The Columbus Dispatch September 19, 2016 Last month, comedian John Oliver unleashed 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. The pro-charter Center for Education Reform responded with a video contest, “Hey John Oliver, Back off My […] Read more »