School cuts and closures prompt student walk-outs

In fact, I would be looking for students to engage in more walk-outs as they find their future managed by elites and their education ravaged by privatizers and the minions that do their bidding. If this happens city by city, state by state, what the privatizers and fixers like Arne Duncan might find is that like Detroit, there are many school districts that are “bad for business.” Now wouldn’t that be nice.

Charter Schools, Teachers, and the law

When addressing issues of employment and collective bargaining with classified and certified staff, some states allow their charter schools to bargain independently and directly with staff while others do not. In Arkansas, for example, charter schools are bound by school district collective bargaining agreements and teachers in each of a state’s charter schools have equal access to the public school teachers’ retirement system. In Minnesota, on the other hand, charter schools are not bound by district collective bargaining agreements. Minnesota charter school’s teachers may negotiate as separate unit with the charter school governing body or work independently. A charter school’s bargaining unit may remain part of the school district unit if teachers, the charter school governing board, the local school board and the teachers’ union in the school district agree. In Oregon, a charter school’s teachers may participate in existing

Do Charter Schools Encourage Innovation and Best Practices in TPS?

And as the Hoover Institute so laconically and candidly stated, the real, rarely spoken of goal is the replacement of all traditional public schools, at least in urban areas, with retail charter chains run for profit, or in the case of non-profits, run by Boards of Directors – stocked with privatizers and entrepreneurs who know little if anything about education. What they do know, is that with education 5.6% of the GDP, twenty years of privatization efforts and economic disaster have provided them with a unique opportunity to make some good money.

Taking Stock in our children's education

For-profit providers: Wall Street wants your kids Your public schools are failing and your children aren’t learning. The school system is choked by bureaucracy and over-regulation and it is being held hostage by teacher unions that won’t respond to parents’ concerns nor adopt meaningful reforms. Principals are weak and refuse to fire teachers who underperform. […]