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The NAACP Tells It As It Is; by Anne Cronin

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"Educator Ann Cronin, thanks the NAACP for speaking truth to power and writes about what charters were supposed to be  and how they have failed to fulfill their original promise. Nowhere have they been more disappointing than in Connecticut, where the harsh "no excuses" model prevails. The charters in the Nutmeg State have won generous state funding, thanks to the campaign contributions to Democratic Governor Malloy by hedge fund managers and the OxyContin billionaire Sackler Family. We now have had charter schools in Connecticut for 21 years. Did the 'innovations'   created at charter schools inform and improve the public schools that the vast majority of children and adolescents in the U.S. attend? Were charter schools  held accountable to address student needs as traditional public schools are required to do?  The answer to both is NO!"

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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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