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Michael Klonsky: What I Don't Like About Charters: Dime Ravitch & Mike Klonsky

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Michael Klonsky says, 'I am not anti-charter, but I am anti-this: Frauds, empty promises, avoidance of accountability and transparency. For this with eyes to see, the charter movement has turned into the charter industry. It is fueled by greed and playoffs to politicians. Klonsky's exemplar is the Mavericks charter chain led by non-educator Frank Biden, the Vice-President's brother. One of its principals was arrested for allegedly sharing drugs and sex in a car with a student. At least three of the Mavericks schools have received $250,000 federal grants through the state, , although repeatedly cited for flawed enrollment and attendance numbers, which Florida uses to determine how much public money charter schools get. Three have closed. Local, state or federal officials have flagged academic or other problems at Mavericks schools, including:' Overcharging taxpayers $2 million...
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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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