Mónica García champions the Gülenist Charter Movement in LAUSD

“This increasingly well-rooted network provides the Gulen Movement with daily access to the minds of over 45,000 students, and yearly access to hundreds of millions of hard-earned tax dollars.” — Sharon Higgins Charter schools are privately managed entities with negligible oversight, but funded with public money. The somewhat secretive Gülenist Islamic sect, named after charismatic […]

They eat kids, don’t they? Destroying the teaching profession in Wisconsin: Virtual vouchers are next

This is from Larry Miller’s blog out of Wisconsin.  Not only are Walker’s policies destroying the teacher’s union and the desire on behalf of teachers to teach, but with all this he is destroying the lives of both the children ‘born’ (of which he has nothing but contempt) and the ‘unborn’ (whom he says he loves so […]

A Retro-Rocketship to the Future: Corporate Education Reform Blasts Off in Silicon Valley

Rocketship is blasting off in Silicon Valley, with great fanfare – and no, it’s not a new tech start up, propelled by the genius of another 22-year old wunderkind who has invented the latest, most innovative way to virally spread videos of silly cats playing pianos.   Yet, looking at the applauding coverage of Rocketship, you’d […]

The “Critical” Crisis of Public Education in America

The “Critical” Crisis of Public Education in America By: Solomon Comissiong The United States continues to produce one of the most underachieving and disproportionately unequal public school systems within the realm of industrialized countries. Despite a wealth of monetary resources the American public school system has grown quite comfortable when it comes to the vast […]

The Privatization and Attack on Public Education‏

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/your-world-news/2011/02/25/the-privatization-of-public-education-in-america Please join us for a very important show on the state of Education in America. This show will cover the Charter school scam, attack on teachers’ unions, the For Profit University scam and a critical analysis of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top scheme. Public education continues under threat of being more and […]

Indiana charter schools fail to succeed

  The charter school hype never ceases to bear bitter fruit.  Take the state of Indiana.  Nearly 23,000 students attend 62 tuition-free, public charter schools in Indiana.  Under Indiana law, the mayor of Indianapolis can authorize charter schools and he has sponsored about 20. Another three are authorized by traditional public schools in Lafayette and […]

Testimony of a charter school mom: Michigan and the National Heritage Educational Management Organization

ONE PARENT’S TALE OF A CHARTER SCHOOL BETRAYAL: Michigan and the National Heritage Academies EMO  By: Gina Davis As I am hearing I am just one of millions of parents all across our country who are having their eyes opened to the fight we all need to get on the band wagon of, for the future […]

Green Dot model homes for sale: Education ‘R’ Us

Private Foundations spend Billions to Gussy up the Model Home of Education: Locke High School As Sam Dillon writes at Larry Miller’s blog about Locke High School, now a wholly owned retail charter chain of Green Dot ‘public’ schools: “As recently as 2008, Locke High School here was one of the nation’s worst failing schools, and […]

Unionizing charter schools, bashing teacher unions: how ‘capital’ makes us hate organized working people

Unionizing KIPP: a tale of two schools or is it four? Some recent history      It all started in January of 2009 when 16 of the 20 teachers at KIPP AMP Charter School (AMP means Always Mentally Prepared) in Crown Heights Brooklyn, New York, informed their co-principals that they were organizing themselves into a union […]

Haiti Converting to Charter Schools: More Disaster Capitalism

The success of the New Orleans “disaster capitalism” project in which the public school system was taken over by charter schools during the re-building after Katrina, has led to similar developments in other destitute places of the world. Haiti, is a prime example. International philanthropy  is poised to rebuild the struggling country’s education system through loans […]