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Who Ripped Off the Public Schools in the Chester-Upland District in Pennsylvania?by Peter Greene:

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'The school district is Chester Uplands, and they've been in the charter-related news   before. Specifically, they were the poster child for how a careful gaming of the charter system in Pennsylvania could result in huge charter profitsThis is what chartering as a tool of privatization looks like. Gut the public schools. Chase the students into profitable charters. Strip every last asset from the public school and strip all the power from the voters and taxpayers. Operate charters like businesses; every dollar you spend on students is a dollar you don't get to keep. Make some guy a multimillionaire while stripping public education and democratic voice from the members of a poor community.'

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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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