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What's the link between charter schools, political donations and teacher certification in New York? by Carol Burris

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Carol Burris has written a bombshell piece exposing  the links that connect charter schools, political money, and teacher certification.Some charters have a teacher turnover rate exceeding 50% every year. Several charters authorized by the State University of New York (SUNY) had teacher attrition rates of at least 70%. Diane Ravitch asks: 'Want to know what's behind all of these machinations? This piece looks at the confluence of Cuomo-appointed SUNY board members to large contributions of charter boards to Cuomo’s campaigns. That kind of money buys a lot of friendship, and establishes a special route for charter school teachers: one with lower standards.' Don't miss this one.

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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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