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General News    H3'ed 6/15/20

Charter Schools, Some With Billionaire Benefactors, Tap Coronavirus Relief ;by Erica L. Green

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Charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately run, are securing coronavirus relief meant for businesses even as they also benefit from public school aid. “To me, either you’re a fish or a fowl — you can’t say you’re a public school one day, but now because it’s advantageous, say you’re a business,” said Carol Burris, the executive director of the Network for Public Education which crutinizes charter school management. Because a vast majority of charter schools  are run by nonprofit companies they were eligible to receive a share of billions of dollars in relief that Congress allocated to public education.'  And dozens of them  have decided for the purpose of coronavirus relief that they are businesses, applying for aid even as they continue to enjoy funding from school budgets, tax-free status and, in some cases, healthy cash balances and the support of billionaire backers.

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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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