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Philadelphia: It Takes Years and Millions to Close Failing Charter Schools and the Public Pays for Everything

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“Welcome to Pennsylvania charter school law,” said Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. “It’s unbelievable.”“One of the city’s charter-school operators has moved money from one account to another without explanation: no loan agreements, no signatures — “a shell game,” in the words of a Philadelphia School District auditor.“Now the School District is shelling out money to try to pull two charters from Aspira — whose school bills are paid by the district — in a legal fight that could end up costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. There have been several stories published in the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook about ASPIRA’s failure to provide sufficient educational services to its students, along with other  serious issues.'
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Check former (ass't) Sec'y of Education Ravitch's blog for info on the enormous charter fraud being perpetrated across the 15,880 separate school systems in the US. And go to this link for more on the Orwellian "choice'offered by charter operators.

and here are some examples to the what is afoot when Charters are sold as educational choice.:

Here are but a few of the articles that will demonstrate the war on public education, put forth by those who steal taxpayer money to reward the power elite, by ending the civil rights of our students.


A crack investigative team at the Arizona Republic won the prestigious George Polk Award for their fearless expose of charter school corruption in the state .

California: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in the Charter Sector


North Carolina: "White Flight Academy" Turns into a Charter School to Get Public Funding


Oklahoma: Virtual Charter School is an EPIC Failure


Mercedes Schneider is a master at tracking down financial records. In this post, she shows the direct connections between the Sackler's billions--derived from the sale of OxyContin--and the growth of the charter movement.
The Education Law Center is one of the nation's leading legal organizations defending the civil rights of students.In this important new report, it presents a critical analysis of Philadelphia's charter sector and its indifference to the civil rights of students.

Valerie Jablow: Watch D.C. Give Away Public School Space to Charters

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