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Really?Ohio's Failing Charter Sector Wants a 22% Funding Increase; by Diane Ravitch

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Most Ohio charter schools are graded D or F. This very low-performing sector costs Ohio taxpayers nearly $1 BILLION per year.Not only is their academic performance abysmal, but they are already paid more than the schools that educate 90% of the state’s students, Now they want $2000 more per pupil, a 22% increase! I remember when the charter idea was first launched, in 1988. Al Shanker thought charters would be schools-within-schools, that they would be started & approved by teachers, & the local board. Stephen Dyer explains here why they should get no increase at all. 

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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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