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Indiana's School Choice Frauds; Karen Fransisco at the Ravitch Blog

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' Karen Francisco, editorial page editor of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, is a great defender of democracy, honesty, and public schools. She is a keen observer of the school choice hustle in Indiana, where grifters and entrepreneurs are welcome to rip off the public,. she explains how charter schools and voucher schools evade accountability. One neat gimmick is to change the name of a failing choice School, and the clock gets reset. Presto, Change-O.Apparently the voters in Indiana don’t care about how taxpayer dollars are wasted.'

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I have posted this smallest of the many frauds being perpetrated in the name of 'choice.

Jeff Bryant reports here on the waste of millions of federal dollars poured into charter schools in Louisiana.

National Education Policy Center Reviews Claims about Fiscal Impact of Charters and Finds Them Shallow and MisleadingBruce Baker of Rutgers University reviewed three policy briefs produced by the pro-charter, pro-choice Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington and found them to be "generally superficial and misleading." The apparent intent of these briefs was to influence the policy debate in California, in which Governor Newsom and the Legislature are considering whether to take into account the fiscal impact of charters on public schools. Baker's review was sponsored by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado.

Who Benefits from Unlimited Expansion of Charter Schools?

Rob Levine: How Charters Kill Public Schools, the Example of Minneapolis

Carol Burris: Florida Charters Are a Swamp of Waste, Fraud, and Profiteering

Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools on the State and City's Floundering Charters

San Diego: Eleven People Indicted in Connection to Online Charter Fraud

*This article provides an inside viewof the charter racket in California.

While this nation is trumped to death in the media, the assault on our public school is ongoing in Mississippi Massachusetts, Nevada, Connecticut,Arkansas ,DelawareNew Jersey; Georgia( Corporate

Reformers Swarm Atlanta Public Schools);

Ohio("Information at KnowYourCharter helps clarify the burden that local public schools must bear to cover the costs of students who chose to attend ECOT. Kids in all 88 Ohio counties are impacted);

Texas: Glenn W. Smith, an experienced journalist in Texas, gives his analysis of the politics of school funding and the renewed drive for vouchers:Texas: What is Behind the Drive to Privatize Public Education in Texas.

Tennessee and dozens of states are defrauded.

Then there is Wisconsin, where the government has slashed funding for K-12 public schools while expanding and enriching the state's voucher program. This is a clear-cut victory for ALEC, the corporate-funded lobby for privatization."Since Republicans took over our state Capitol in 2011, they have cut $1.2 billion from public K-12 education.

In Alabama Larry Lee writes in bewilderment about the state board of education's decision to choose a new state superintendent who was never a teacher or an administrator.

A new study in Michigan finds that the proliferation of charter schools has undermined the fiscal viability of traditional public schools and just when you think you have heard it all, another amazing for-profit charter scandal emerges

The North Carolina Legislature and the governor are destroying public schools and the teaching profession NC Policy Watch reports on the NorthCarolina legislature's latest attack on public education. Its assault was enacted by spurning the democratic process, ramming through a funding bill that few legislators had read or understood. The bill is probably a violation of federal law and should be challenged in court.

Take Detroit:on the same day that the New York Times reports that charters and competitionhave caused an unprecedented collapse of education in Detroit, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Walton Family Foundation (Walmart) will pump another $250 millionthis year alone into starting more new charters.comment

My series here on Charter Schools, the fraud & the CHAOS,

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