CHARLATAN AND THEIF: Once upon a time, the American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland, California, received national attention for its high test scores. BUT Critics charge that Ben Chavis brutal leadership got those astonishingly high scores by pushing out the children who were American Indian and replacing them with children of Asian descent. a State Audit disclosed that $3.8 million went missing
. Apparently much of it went to pay rent to the owner of the buildings, which was Chavis. HE resigned. but Chavisnever received any punishment for the money he paid himself and his wife’s businesses. He has since moved to North Carolina,
where he is “a coveted speaker” on the free market view of capitalism and education.” This is typical of the 'reformers' now privatizing education under the noses of a public being entertained by Fraudster Trump.
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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...)