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Valerie Strauss on the Strange Case of the Charter School That Plans to Open in Rural Alabama; by Diane Ravitch

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'The investigation of the the charter school that was approved to open in rural Alabama, over the objections of the local mayor and despite the rejection of its proposal by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. The deed for the building is held by a Utah holding company. A charter school in a rural county of 17,000 people in Alabama, built and owned by a Utah holding company, operated by a Turkish CEO from Sugarland, Texas. The locals are scratching their heads. So am I.'

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It never end... the grand theft of taxpayer money given to fraudulent charter schools, as local control is eroded.

This new USA Today/Arizona Republic/Center for Public Integrity in-depth investigation is a bombshell report on the thousands of "copy-and-paste bills" introduced and passed in state legislatures which purport to represent local interests but instead further a corporate or industry agenda.

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But one state stands out as the absolute worst: Florida.

If you hate public schools, Florida is for you.

If you hate teachers, go to Florida.

To get the full flavor of why Florida is an abomination, open the link and read the post.

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And, look at how Oklahoma: For-Profit Online Charter Chain Gobbles Up Rural Districts. Many districts have switched to a four-day week to save money.Some rural districts, facing insolvency, are turning their schools over to Epic, a for-profit online charter chain, which can balance the books by putting kids online and cutting teachers' jobs.

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and in case you still don't see the pattern Rhode Island: Governor Raimondo Takes First Steps Towards State Takeover of Providence Schools

Michigan: Virtual Schools Grow Despite High Failure RateThe virtual charter industry is booming in Michigan, despite its abysmal performance. Michigan, DeVos's home state, has outsourced its education system as much as possible to for-profit entrepreneurs. Michigan is the only state where 80% of charters are operated by for-profit corporations. This even though: National Education Policy Center: Virtual Charter Schools are a Sham and Waste Taxpayers' Dollars

Nevada: Republicans Promise to Create More Charter Schools and Vouchers if They Win State Races

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

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Here's the corporate privatization of New Jersey's public schools:New Jersey Expose, Part 4: Cashing in on Real Estate Deals in the Charter Market | Diane Ravitch's blog

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