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Charter School Industry targets Massachusetts - Wait What?

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Big money will flow into the Massachusetts referendum on expanding charters. Most of it will flow from the coffers of hedge fund managers, who never showed any prior interest in improving public schools but get excited by the opportunity to privatize them. 'A group of billionaires and corporate executives are using  front groups with Orwellian names --Great Schools Massachusetts and the New York based charter school advocacy group, Families for Excellent Schools, to pour an unprecedented amount of money into a campaign to expand the number of charter schools in Mass. According to published reports, the charter school industry is on track to dump up to $18 million into a record-breaking campaign in support of Mass.  Question 2, a referendum on this year’s ballot that would effectively lift the legislatively mandated cap on the number of charter schools in Massachusetts.'

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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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