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How Massachusetts Became Ground-Zero for Corporate Education Privatization by Chris Faraone

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A must read! THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE: What happens when charter schools begin to proliferate in traditional public school districts? With a statewide referendumin November, Mass. voters must decide how much school privatization they're willing to bear. K-12 alternatives have had more than two decades to metastasize; it means millions less in annual funding for traditional institutions, and an all-out war in every budget season. The impact of proposed cuts to Boston Public Schools next year means that Individual schools are bracing to lose beloved programs, as well as teachers and tutors, and, resources for the most vulnerable special needs students. As charter allies boast about their high success rates and sophisticated, wired buildings, those stuck in the ailing BPS systems are in an uproar. And they’re pointing fingers at boosters of what they label corporate education reform.

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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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