Massachusetts voters rejected raising the cap on charter schools in 2016. The charter industry forged ahead anyway. Public school advocates were ready.
Refusing to stand by as their schools lose libraries, arts and music rooms, and computer labs, educators and parents are fighting back.
The damage done by the billionaire juggernaut is real and lasting, but Nancy MacLean believes the public is getting wise and is determined to stop it.
It doesn’t matter what you call it. If the result is more money for private schools and less for public schools, it’s a voucher.
The ground is shifting under the charter school industry as educators lead a national uprising against school privatization.
Poor performance and shoddy financial practices have plagued the sector for years. Political pressure may finally bring oversight and accountability.
A new “report card” grades each state on commitment to public education and resistence to charter schools and voucher programs. How did your state rank?
The bad news is that the demands and pressures on our schools are growing. The good news is that the nation is finally looking to educators for solutions.
For-profit colleges account for 98 percent of all fraud claims, but education secretary has given the industry “everything they’ve lobbied for and more.”
The teaching shortages across the country are real and very troubling, but fueling the pipeline with uncertified and underprepared teachers isn’t the solution.