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Why California's charter school sector is called 'the Wild West' - by Valerie Strauss

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School Takeover Measures Opening Door to Charter Expansion
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'Even if  you do not live in the Golden State, this is still an important read about  This second part in a series, describes a state in which a lack of regulation has produced fraud, corruption, as well as storefront charter schools in malls, church basements and even former liquor stores. it exposes how millions of taxpayer dollars are funneled into the hands of sponsors of storefront schools. Changes in corporate names and addresses, along with lax oversight have resulted in 'learning center' and online charters gone wild--some with graduation rates as low as 0%. The billionaires are behind the unregulated growth of charters.    For example, Carrie Walton Penner, of the Walmart fortune, is now funding a super PAC in New York. Please read and  share.'

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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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