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CURMUDGUCATION: Charter Fans Put Bounty on John Oliver's Head; by Peter Greene

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Charter School Vulnerabilities To Waste, Fraud, and Abuse:
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'How much did John Oliver's charter schools piece upset charter cheerleaders? The Center for Education Reform, announced the 'Hey John Oliver, Back Off My Charter School' video contest --your charter school can win $100,000 for creating a video that will show John Oliver 'why making fun of charter schools is no laughing matter.'   I, too, would be interested to see what opportunities charters offer: perhaps some videos will highlight charter-only perks like 'getting away from Those Children' or 'enjoying a constantly churning staff of underpaid unretained teachers' or 'the delightful mystery of what exactly is being done with our tax dollars' or 'the warm glow of knowing that we've helped some investors make a buck or ten' or even 'the suspense of never knowing when my school might suddenly close. I was aghast that a school-related organization had  such spare money to hold a contest.'

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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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