Empowerment zones, the third way, portfolio district. Different name, same goals: takeover of our public schools.
“The charter movement has not died and gone away; it’s just popping up with new names and new forms of privatization,” said Lisa Guisbond, executive director of Citizens for Public Schools, a Boston-based advocacy organization that opposes charter schools. “The diehard supporters [of charter schools] and the effort to privatize public education seems to be going into a stealth mode.”
Is this the next iteration… charter schools returning for the benefits of district membership?
Teachers at 2 City on a Hill charter schools vote to unionize and join the BTU. And last week Conservatory Lab announced their intention to become a Boston district school (HM charter). Signs that the tide has turned?
Natural disasters seems to be a point of opportunity for the charter/voucher movement. New Orleans redux.
Following the removal of their CEO, the Question 2 defeat and $ scandals, FES closes shop. Beware the FES avatars!
Here’s your primer on how to get space for your charter school in our district school. Thanks Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).
The gift that keeps giving: campaign finance corruption re. Question 2.
If someone you know points to the great success of the New Orleans charter movement, point them here.
Q2 funders: “Had voters seen the honest disclosure they’d have realized that the campaign wasn’t coming from parents and educators but from a handful of Massachusetts plutocrats.”