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Don't be fooled. when Democratic Candidates say: "I'm Against For-Profit Charters"; Diane Ravitch; Carol Burris

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'Politicians have created a convenient (and false) dichotomy that says nonprofit charter schools are good, and for-profit charter schools are bad.  Democratic candidates to avoid confronting the dangers of privatization by saying “I am against for-profit charter schools.” Everyone cheers.  BUT... Don’t be fooled; while only 2 states allow for-profit charter schools, 35 states allow for-profit Charter Management Organizations (CMOS) to run their nonprofit charter schools. 40% of the charter schools in Florida are run by for-profit charter management companies. While the individual charter is a nonprofit, it can turn over everything from hiring, to curriculum, to financial management to a for-profit corporation. In Michigan, 80% of the so-called nonprofit charter schools are run by for-profit companies.  To understand how this arrangement works, read this blog.

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Here is a brilliant post by Sara Roos, known as Red Queen in LA. She read the report of the leaked emails among charter advocates. She notes their double talk, their rhetorical legerdemain, their organizations that pop up like mushrooms, then morph into new organizations.Behind this seeming chaos is a steady purpose: to disrupt and destroy public education.

Behind the chaos is the steady flow of millions from the billionaires who despise the commons. The connect between the chaos and the billionaires are outstretched hands for hire.

She begins:

"Charter schools in California band together as an embattled group, agitating for hostile takeover of the Public Commons. They serially convene, dissolve and reform a plethora of working groups to bombard public schools with "messaging" and disinformation. The groups as well as charters themselves of course, drain resources from schools, necessitating capital (monetary and human) defending what should be protected by the people, for the people."


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