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Betsy DeVos Starts Day at Omaha's Nelson Mandela, Then Visits St. Mary's Catholic School in Lincoln
Business  (tags: Betsy DeVos, US Education Sec., Omaha, Nebraska, public schools, charter schools )

Judy
- 395 days ago - omaha.com
"We don't think taking money away from public schools is the right decision and are adamant that public school systems need those dollars to educate all students, said the Mandela principal." Nebraska does not allow charter schools.
How Massachusetts Became GroundZero for Corporate Education Privatization
Business  (tags: Massachusetts, Republican Governor Bill Weld, Charter Schools, privatization, Education Reform Act 1993, Bain Capital, Horace Mann )

Sheryl
- 832 days ago - alternet.org
Education reform is bloodsport in Massachusetts, where public education was birthed and bred by Horace Mann, among others, in the first half of the 19th century, and then born again with the passage of the landmark Education Reform Act of 1993.
'Got to Go': High-Performing Charter Schools Shed Students Quickly
Business  (tags: New York, US education, charter schools, Success Academy, school suspensions )

Judy
- 966 days ago - theguardian.com
Students who tested poorly were secretly placed on a "got to go" list in New York City.
Fraud, Waste, and Lies: Charter Schools Cheating Communities Out of Millions of Dollars
Business  (tags: US, Charter Schools, privatized education, new report, AllianceToReclaimOurSchools, CenterForPopularDemocracy, fraud, malfeasance, no oversight, federal, state, local govts, losing $$, revelations, Tip of the Iceberg, whistleblowers, investigations )

LucyKalei
- 1266 days ago - commondreams.org
New report finds: Accepting/soliciting bribes; diverting public funds for personal profit; lying re: # students. Fraud & malfeasance cost >$200M! Due to lack of oversight, 'vast majority of the fraud perpetrated by charter officials will go undetected'
When a Wildlife Rehab Center Regulates Charter Schools: Inside the Wild World of Charter Regulation
Business  (tags: charter schools, charter school failure, "authorizers" )

Judy
- 1333 days ago - propublica.org
Charter school "authorizers" are charged with making sure schools can be trusted with kids and with public money. Problem is, many lack the tools and expertise to do the job. Conflicts of interest are common. Propublica reveals how the system works.
FBI Raids of Charter School Operators Jump
Business  (tags: education, ALEC, charter schools, abuse, taxpayer funding )

Lynn
- 1517 days ago - alternet.org
From Pittsburgh to Baton Rouge, from Hartford to Cincinnatti to Albuquerque, FBI agents have been busting into schools, carting off documents, and making arrests leading to high-profile indictments.
   

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