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General News    H4'ed 9/9/19

District of Columbia: How Taxpayers Fund an Army of Charter School Lobbyists

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Learn  'how the charter industry in DC organized campaigns to prevent any accountability, & arranged for taxpayers to fund their lobbying efforts, with the help of a few billionaires. It takes money to persuade politicians to vote your way, and the charter industry has figured out how to get the public to foot the bill--a bait & switch tactic! The uninformed believe they are paying for public schools, but they are paying for lobbying for privatization, Their definition of “public education” is deceitful & intentionally misleading. It isn’t fair to public school families & students to slowly eradicate their schools! That’s information they need prior to voting. Any organization that receives public funds should be subject to public oversight. Clearly the charters are private schools that use their powerful friends to get public money. No oversight, no transparency, no public funding.'


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There is a paucity of writers discussing education (what learning looks like and what is required), and nothing about the assault on public schools" which is easy to understand when you realize the power-elite that want an ignorant citizenry owns the media.

This wonderful article "Who should be writing about education and isn't?" https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/09/03/who-should-be-writing-about-education-isnt/ looks at how elite media outlets address education. He points out that even in the New Yorker, where the 63% of the 38 articles about medicine were written by doctors, in the meager 17 articles about education; not a single one of them is written by a professional educator, nary a classroom teacher or educational researcher among the authors.

Rose says: " this disparity in authorship, this absence of people closest to the remarkable act of educating, has come to represent for me a much bigger issue having to do with the place of education in our society, for the example I offer with the New Yorker is, to some degree, replicated in other elite media outlets."

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