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.