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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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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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