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Deciphering the Charter Chaos and Shape-Shifting; Diane Ravitch posts Sara Roos

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 'Behind this seeming chaos is a steady purpose: to disrupt and destroy public education. 'Charter schools in California band together as an embattled group, agitating for hostile takeover of the Public Commons.  Here, between the chaos and the billionaires, are outstretched hands for hire. They serially convene, dissolve and reform a plethora of working groups to bombard public schools with “messaging” and disinformation.  The groups  and the charters drain resources from schools, necessitating capital (monetary and human) defending what should be protected by the people, for the people. Here is Roos' report of the leaked emails among charter advocates, their notes. their double talk, their rhetorical legerdemain, their organizations that pop up like mushrooms, then morph into new organizations. 

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The Billionaires are at work elsewhere:With 15,880 separate school systems in 50 States, they are easily hacking away at the INSTITUTION of Public Education, something that must be there for the common good. Here are and just a few that I learned about from Diane Ravitch at her blog; she was ass't Secretary of State, and the leading academic voice in America, President of the Network For Public Education. She offers the reality at her blog.

Read about The Deluge of Cash Flowing Into the Charter School Industry

Read how billionaire Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has hired an advocate of for-profit colleges to oversee higher education for the federal government.

See how Bill and Melinda Gates have spent billions to drive their agenda on education and other issues. Now, they have created a lobbying group to push even more.

and they pay the legislators behind the curtain and thus Colorado: State Turns Over School District to Private Management Corporation

First their corrupt legislators defund the schools and then take over: Ohio: Impoverished East Cleveland District Sues to Stop State Takeover

How Walton Money Influences Charter School Debate

How the Billionaires Took Control of an Impoverished District in New Jersey

Tennessee: Dark Money and Vouchers

When "Parent Groups" Are Funded by the Walton Billionaires

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It is Shared knowledge that MAKES DEMOCRACY POSSIBLE. An ignorant citizenry is the goal, not just the profit made by the businesses that take over our schools.

Read, "Slaying Goliath "THE PASSIONATE RESISTANCE TO PRIVATIZATION AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS; the latest from from Dr. Ravitch -- one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States,an impassioned, inspiring look at the ways in which parents, teachers, activistscitizensare successfully fighting back to defeat the forces that are privatizing America's public schools.

She also wrote:

* How Not to Fix Our Public Schools

* Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools

* The Trump Devos Demolition of American Education

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