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New Report Shines A Light Into The Charter School Black Box

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Documented here is an expanding parallel school system, populated with enterprises and individuals who work in secret to suck money out of public education. In a bizarre scheme charter operators use third-party corporations to purchase buildings and land from the public school district, so taxpayer dollars are used to purchase property; the public ends up paying twice for the school, and the property becomes an asset of a private corporation. Charter operators set up leasing agreements and lucrative management fees between multiple entities that end up extracting resources, which  bshoulde dedicated to direct services for children.The important differences between charter schools and traditional public schools are not understood or appreciated by  knowledgeable people, which is why charter advocates put so much energy and resources in marketing their operations as “public” schools.


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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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