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The Mysterious Non-Evaluation of ED Department Charter Funding: Diane Ravitch reports on Laura Chapman's research.

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The strange case of the zillions of dollars awarded to charter schools  with not a shred of oversight!  'We paid federal dollars for absurdities, including advertising for charter students; cross-country junkets to recruit teachers and leaders; uniforms for the students including backpacks with logos, various goodies for “awards.” You will never find an evaluation report for our charter school investments, from USDE or IES. which shoveled $$ for anything: charter–startup, replication (franchising), and facilities financing. Negative reviews of the grant applications were ignored.  Even the questions for the reviewers were rigged to minimize “accountability.” Researcher Chapman cannot find  what happened to the money channeled to states. No federal reports on schools opened, closed! No credible peer-reviewed independent studies on student outcomes.' Here  is the government giveaway!

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