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General News    H4'ed 6/20/19

The Charter School Industry's Dishonest Attack on Bernie Sanders, By Adolph Reed Jr. and Cornel West; The Nation

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Read this amazing article! Arguing that charter schools offer unique opportunities for poor African American children isn’t borne out by the facts.'  Reed and West demonstrate that multiple studies show that charter schools do not outperform public schools, and they are more segregated than public schools.' 'Simply put, charter advocates’ sanctimonious bluster about charterization as a civil-rights issue is deeply disingenuous, and the attacks on Bernie Sanders as racist for joining the NAACP in opposing it are repugnant!'  'The charter industry is about profiting off education. In addition to the officially for-profit companies involved, even many charter nonprofits are structured in ways that enable people and businesses to make money off them. Charter operators and affiliated entities have used public funds to obtain and privately own valuable urban real estate'

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