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 'Kentucky is one of only 7 states that do not yet have charters, which is the gateway drug to full privatization of public education  but HB520, the bill that will authorize privately managed charter schools in Kentucky, was approved by the Senate Education even though there is no evidence that bringing in entrepreneurs and fast-buck chuck operators will mean better education for the neediest kids. If charters in Kentucky operate the way they do in most states, they will keep out the neediest kids and hang on to the ones that make them look good. Committee and now will go to the full Senate for a vote. The politicians in Kentucky seem poised to invite out-of-state corporations to come into Kentucky.Public school parents: Wake up and vote these guys out of office when they run again. They don’t care about you or your children or your community' 

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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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