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CURMUDGUCATION: NPR Cheerleader for Charter schools Explains Charter Schools; by Peter Greene

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Claudio Sanchez of NPR interviewed three charter cheerleaders and tossed them softball questions. Maybe this is what NPR had to do to justify the subsidy it gets from the Walton Family Foundation. "For Shame!"says Diane Ravitch, after reading Peter' Greene's expose of NPRs 'report on charter schools. Perhaps you thought the program would give equal time to charter advocates and charter critics. Perhaps you thought you thought the program might explain why charters are controversial. Perhaps you thought that NPR--supposedly a bastion of liberalism--might explain why Trump, DeVos, the Koch brothers, the Waltons, and every red-state governor--loves them. Or why blue-state Massachusetts voted overwhelmingly not to allow more of them.  If you thought that, you guessed by now that none of those things happened!" 

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