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Eight Essential Facts About Charter Schools; by Jan Resseger; at the Ravitch Blog

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Did you know that Charter schools suck money out of state budgets but enroll only 6% of students. We all need to be actively refuting the myths and calling politicians on their errors when they betray their ignorance about the problems posed by the privatization of public education.  Here are the facts you should know, as the Charter Industry's huge  marketing campaign tries to  persuade the public that charter schools are public schools, and are better than “traditional” public schools. 'None of this is true. They are privately managed schools. They receive public money but they are not public schools. Other than those that select their students, they do not get higher test scores than real public schools, and many are far worse. The only “innovation” that charters can claim is “no excuses” discipline, which looks like schools of a century ago.READ THE FACTS!'

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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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