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Breaking News: New Hampshire Tables Offer of $25 Million from DeVos to Double Charter Schools; Diane Ravitch

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'Betsy DeVos gave New Hampshire $25 million from the federal Charter Schools Program to double the number of charter schools in the state. She uses the federal funding of $440 million as her slush fund to rapidly expand charters. In 2018, Democrats won control of the state legislature.This morning, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted 7-3 to table  the federal grant. The members of the committee were concerned about the impact of more charters on existing public schools.New Hampshire is experiencing declining enrollment s as the population ages and birth rates decline. It is an odd time to increase the number of schools competing for a shrinking pool of students.'

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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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