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Charter Schools Are Quietly Gobbling Up My Public School District; by Steven Singer

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Singer explains what is happening to his school district. The Propel charter franchise siphoned away $3.5 million from our district for 3 years.. This year, they took $5 million, and next year they’re projected to grab $6 million--which is 16% of our entire budget!  WE are being gobbled up by outsiders intent on turning public schools into charter schools. Want to increase your salary?Just make sure to cut student services an equal amount. Want to buy a piece of property & pay yourself to lease it? Just take another slice of student funding. Want to grab a handful of cash and put it in your briefcase?  Go  ahead! your documents are  not  audited or you have to explain yourself at monthly school board meetings – all of which authentic public schools like mine have to do or else. Furthermore, for every student we lose to charters, we do not lose any of the costs of overhead

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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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