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Eyewitnesses to Charter School Corruption and Disruption: Different Perceptions. One Reality.

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"On one side is money and power, defending privatization, promoting disruption, and ignoring corruption.On the others are the defenders of the common good, who do not have money and power. Reports of corruption and abrupt closing of charter schools attended by predominantly non-white children have become a regular occurrence. In, Asleep at the Wheel, the NPE chronicled the plethora of problems with charter schools. They found that the U.S. gov't  wasted up to $1 billion on charter schools that never opened or opened and then closed because of mismanagement and other reasons. Reports of abusive rigid discipline and high suspension rates are also common.  Charter school advocates are unfazed by such information, while others are appalled. Nonetheless, the disruption to the lives of innocent children, the drained funds from public schools, and the bias that caused it are real."

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