Here is the response of Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris (NPE) regarding The NYDaily News reckless opinion piece attacking Bernie Sander’s call for a moratorium on charter schools! 'The article claimed that Senator Sanders was hurting children of color. Here are the facts: Late last month, 11 people connected to California charter schools were indicted on criminal charges of grand theft, conspiracy, personal use of public money and financial conflict of interest. According to the Washington Post, over $50 million in total was stolen; the L.A. Times reports that $8.18 million went into the bank accounts and charitable trusts of the charter management company’s leaders, Sean McManus and Jason Schrock. The pair allegedly inflated enrollment numbers and cheated the kids who attended the schools they used as piggy banks.Read more..'