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3 Huge Problems With the Charter School Movement

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DO YOU KNOW  'The big risks and high costs of a fast-growing, ad hoc charter system'. Diane Ravitch says: 'Patrick Kerkstra writes that he was always skeptica l when anyone suggested that charters (at least some of them) were seeking profits. Now, having read about what is happening in Philadelphia, he is not so sure. I remember the early days of the charter movement. My colleague Checker Finn Jr. used to say, again and again, that there was a deal: if the state gives us (charters) autonomy, we will be accountable. The charters have autonomy but they no longer want accountability. Kerkstra sees THREE BIG issues! ISN'T IT TIME WE ALL KNEW WHAT THE ISSUE IS SO WE CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM.. READ...

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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