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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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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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