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Charter Schools Are Quietly Gobbling Up My Public School District; by Steven Singer

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Singer explains what is happening to his school district. The Propel charter franchise siphoned away $3.5 million from our district for 3 years.. This year, they took $5 million, and next year they’re projected to grab $6 million--which is 16% of our entire budget!  WE are being gobbled up by outsiders intent on turning public schools into charter schools. Want to increase your salary?Just make sure to cut student services an equal amount. Want to buy a piece of property & pay yourself to lease it? Just take another slice of student funding. Want to grab a handful of cash and put it in your briefcase?  Go  ahead! your documents are  not  audited or you have to explain yourself at monthly school board meetings – all of which authentic public schools like mine have to do or else. Furthermore, for every student we lose to charters, we do not lose any of the costs of overhead

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No matter how many scandals and frauds are exposed in the charter industry, the federal money keeps rolling in.

Open this linkto see which of your favorite charter chains (the Walmarts of education) won millions from their friend Betsy DeVos.

Eva got $9.8 million from her friend Betsy.

KIPP will secure a total of $86 million over five years for its San Francisco operations.

IDEA in Texas scores $116 million over five years!

Despite the report from the Network for Public Education showing that 1/3 of the grants by the federal Charter Schools Program are awarded to schools that never open or that close soon after opening, the money keeps flowing.

No matter how many reports of charter fraud, waste, and malfeasance, the federal dollars

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