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  • Americans Are Rejecting The 'homeschool myth'-(Might)Education Better Than Public/Charter Schools

    01/23/2017 8:32:01 AM PST · by blam · 92 replies
    BI ^ | 1-23-20117 | Chris Weller
    Chris WellerJanuary 23,2017 Jessica Epting, a homeschool mother of four, with her kids in their home in the Bronx, New York During Betsy DeVos' recent three-hour confirmation hearing to become President Donald Trump's education secretary, charter schools came up no fewer than 60 times. Homeschooling was mentioned once. Charter schools have become a significant part of the US public-education system and now educate 2.5 million kids. But homeschooling has quietly experienced a surge in recent years too. Brian Ray, a homeschooling researcher at the National Home Education Research Institute, estimates the number of kids taught at home is growing by...
  • Massachusetts Bums lie about Question 2 (charter schools)

    11/08/2016 9:34:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    The liberal media continues to lie on behalf of lazy bum teachers in the Massachusetts schools. The schools that have let down our children for decades and have made them into brainwashed zombies, underachieving socialists and have destroyed their desire to make any accomplishment, destroyed their self esteem and have made them into automatrons who believe what the media, pop culture and government says without question The biggest lie fed to the public is that question 2 would take money out of public schools and make them fail more. This is a lie... FACT: The funding of schools in...
  • Live:Trump Event The Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy Cleveland, OH. 9/08/2016 2PM ET.

    09/08/2016 3:14:21 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 373 replies
    On Thursday, September 08, 2016 at 2pm in Cleveland, Ohio You are cordially invited to attend a private Donald J. Trump for President Event at The Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy Cafeteria Attire: Business Lunch will be served @ 12 noonPlease RSVP *Please note that this event is not open to the general public FREE FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN CASSA sets the academic and social foundation for life-long learning K-8 Public Charter School CASSA is a top-rated, tuition-free community charter school serving K-8 Grade students throughout Cleveland PARAGON™ CURRICULUM A World of Ideas that Makes a World of Difference
  • House Republicans 'No Way' on Detroit School Choice Restrictions

    06/08/2016 11:59:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/6/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In supporting a $617 million bailout of the insolvent Detroit school district last week, Michigan House Republicans defied fierce political opposition by refusing to create a mayoral commission that could have restricted new charter schools in the city. Before the vote, there were allegations that Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan tried a power play to pressure charter school operators within the city to sign on to the Detroit Education Commission or become irrelevant. After House Bill 5384 was passed by a 55-53 vote, Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson accused House Republicans of taking money for their vote. Henderson...
  • Fell Charter teachers to work without pay

    10/27/2015 7:07:48 AM PDT · by namvolunteer · 5 replies
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | October 27, 2015 | Sarah Scinto
    Fell Charter teachers to work without pay SARAH SCINTO, STAFF WRITER Published: October 27, 2015 SIMPSON — Teachers at Fell Charter Elementary School will work without pay to keep the school open as the state budget impasse continues to take a toll on public education. The Fell Charter Board of Education voted Monday night to move forward with a plan that closes the school on Fridays, dismisses students early on Monday through Thursday and delays paychecks to teachers until a state budget passes. The plan will take effect Nov. 2 “if the budget funds are not released” to Fell Charter...
  • Washington Supreme Court rules charter schools are unconstitutional

    09/06/2015 1:56:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 6, 2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Charter schools in Washington state could be on the way out before ever really getting started. The Washington Supreme Court ruled Friday the schools couldn’t exist for several reasons, including the fact the charter schools aren’t governed by elected officials. The Olympian has a roundup of the Supreme Court’s decision. In the lead opinion, Chief Justice Barbara Madsen said the case wasn’t about the merits of charter schools, simply whether they were eligible for public funds. Citing state Supreme Court precedent from 1909, she said they are not eligible because they are not under the control of local voters. Washington...
  • Hakeem Jeffries for New York Mayor? Some Say Yes, But He Hesitates

    09/03/2015 3:40:57 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | SEPT. 3, 2015 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    In Washington, Mr. Jeffries, a second-term congressman, is best known as a collegial, next-generation Democrat with a keen interest in criminal justice reform. In New York, however, he has positioned himself at a nexus of powerful interests that have grown frustrated during Mr. de Blasio’s tenure.... Where Mr. de Blasio has opposed charter schools, Mr. Jeffries has firmly defended them; in April, he addressed a fund-raising gala for the Success Academy organization, a fast-growing charter network heavily backed by wealthy critics of the mayor. When Mr. de Blasio sought to limit expansion of the ride-hailing company Uber, Mr. Jeffries spoke...
  • Harding Charter Preparatory High School Students Use Dead Cats In Bizarre 'Dance' Video (GREAT VID)

    05/13/2015 8:55:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 45 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 5/3/15 | Ed Mazza
    Animal rights activists are blasting a top-ranked Oklahoma charter school after its students were seen on video using dead cats to act out dance moves, set to the jingle used in commercials for Meow Mix cat food.
  • Ex-Fitchburg charter school sex-ed teacher gets 2 1/2 years in statutory rape of boy

    03/16/2015 6:00:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel and Enterprise ^ | March 13, 2015 | Michael Hartwell
    FITCHBURG -- A former Fitchburg charter school sex-education teacher pleaded guilty Friday in Worcester Superior Court to a charge she raped a 14-year-old student, according to a report. Rachelle Gendron, 28, reached a plea agreement and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of prison time and 10 years of probation, according to Tim Connolly, spokesman for Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
  • Real education reform means getting Washington out of the way

    02/16/2015 6:51:18 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 1 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 02/16/2015 | Jon E Dougherty
    Big, fat, government types hate any public policy that devolves power away from centralized authority in Washington, D.C., but when states and cities are able to rip away some of that authority, case after case proves that localized policymaking is much more successful. Case in point: School choice, as in, actually providing parents with alternatives to federal government-run, federal government-mandated education curricula. A recent infographic published by Reason magazine online in honor of School Choice Week says it all in five fast facts...
  • Failing Charter Public Schools Are Shut Down; Conventional Public Schools Remain Open

    07/16/2014 5:33:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/15/2014 | Tom Gantert
    There are 51 schools that have been in the bottom 5 percent of the Michigan Department of Education's Top-to-Bottom rankings three years in a row. Of those 51 schools, four were charter public schools and three of those four were closed. Meanwhile, the conventional public schools on the list remain open. "Charter schools have traditionally been the only public schools that have been held accountable for their performance," said Michigan Association of Public School Academies President Dan Quisenberry. "If they fail their students, they're closed down. That's never happened with a traditional public school, ever. What we need is this...
  • In New Orleans, major school district closes traditional public schools for good

    05/29/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2014 | Lyndsey Layton
    [SNIP]...With the start of the next school year, the Recovery School District will be the first in the country made up completely of public charter schools, a milestone for New Orleans and a grand experiment in urban education for the nation.
  • (Socialist) De Blasio starts his war on charter schools

    02/28/2014 2:46:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/14 | Frank Rosario, Carl Campanile
    Mayor de Blasio brought down the hammer Thursday on three charter schools operated by his nemesis Eva Moskowitz, leaving hundreds of kids without classrooms this fall. “This has to be the saddest day for the Success Academy’s children, family, teachers, school leaders,” Moskowitz said after meeting with stunned charter parents in Harlem. “Right now, our kids are being evicted. Evicted out of their school. It’s wrong and we need an explanation. You’re going to have to ask Mayor de Blasio what the motivations are for a decision that will hurt so many children now and, frankly, forever.”
  • New York's de Blasio boots charter schools from city space

    02/27/2014 6:50:28 PM PST · by gooblah · 30 replies
    Foxnews ^ | February 27, 2014
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took off the gloves in his battle with education reformers, rescinding an agreement for the city to share space with several public charter schools. The move undercuts educators, parents and some 700 students at four schools, including Harlem Success 4, one of the public charter school movement’s top success stories, and two set to open in the fall. While agreements at those schools were rescinded, expansion of a fourth school was also blocked. The schools were to operate rent-free in city-owned facilities under deals backed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an ardent supporter...
  • Union Ignores Socioeconomic Status In Claiming Public Charter School is 'Failing'

    06/24/2013 8:38:26 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/21/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Cesar Chavez Academy in southwest Detroit received an "A" on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s high school report card and was the second-highest rated high school in the state. The Center For Michigan rated the charter school as the 65th best in the state out of 560 traditional public school districts and charter public schools. It had Detroit Public Schools ranked 493rd overall. Yet this month, the Michigan Education Association used a study to claim Cesar Chavez Academy is failing and should not be allowed to expand. How is there such a discrepancy? The study the MEA trumpets was...
  • School Board Chooses To Demolish Building Rather Than Sell to Charter Group

    05/07/2013 12:36:01 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/4/2013 | Michael Van Beek
    School boards are sometimes held as shining examples of democracy at its finest — where constituents’ and children’s best interests are truly represented. This is in contrast to the simplistic narrative of what happens in Lansing and Washington, D.C., where rich lobbyists and power-hungry politicians rule the day. A recent story from a mid-sized Michigan school district, however, demonstrates that even at the local level, political self-interest can and does drive decision-making. The Oakland Press reported that the board of the Brandon School District decided to demolish a vacant school to prevent a local group of residents from buying the...
  • Hateful school play mocking Bible & religion with blatant homosexual themes.

    03/13/2013 1:37:03 PM PDT · by massmike · 47 replies
    http://massresistance.com ^ | 03/13/2013 | n/a
    The depths of depravity into which school officials are actively leading kids seem to have no bounds. This weekend a charter public school in South Hadley, Massachusetts is presenting a play that is so depraved and offensive that it's already gotten national attention. The school is performing the play, "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told," by Paul Rudnick. It's billed as a "comedy." But it's described by many as "blasphemous and hateful." The play retells stories from the Bible using homosexual characters in a pornographic and mocking fashion. The play begins with a retelling of Genesis using a homosexual couple,...
  • Charter Public Schools Give Detroit Schoolchildren Hope

    02/15/2013 7:48:07 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/12/2013 | Tom Gantert
    On a National Assessment of Educational Progress test given to urban students a few years ago, Detroit Public Schools students scored the lowest ever measured in the nation. Or, in the words of one urban education expert: "They are barely above what one would expect simply by chance, as if the kids simply guessed at the answers." But thanks to school choice, there may finally be hope. Detroit school children are learning at a rate of an extra three months in school a year when in charter public schools compared to similar counterparts in conventional Detroit Public Schools, according to...
  • Hip-hop charter school students caught in the lurch as their school is shut down

    09/10/2011 7:01:08 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 25 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 10, 2011 | Betsy Hammond
    Students and parents eagerly awaiting opening day Monday at Portland's new recording arts-centered charter high school expressed astonishment Friday that the school has been shut down. Sisters Gabby and Maya Vertner were ready to start their junior and freshman years at REAL Prep Charter Academy, whose personalized, hands-on philosophy was just what their mother, Patty, thought they needed. An open house at the school's Pearl District location two weeks ago kindled that feeling, with nothing seeming amiss. So they were among dozens of students shocked Friday to learn the hip-hop-themed school is dead, felled by its planners' failure to have...
  • A K-8 school by day, adult club by night?

    09/02/2011 1:51:35 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 16 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 9/2/11 | Kathleen McGrory
    By day, the Balere Language Academy is an A-rated charter school, home to children in kindergarten through middle school. But when the kids are tucked into bed, Balere apparently becomes a playground of a different kind. Party fliers, printed and on the Web, indicate that the campus at 10875 Quail Roost Dr. has been hosting raunchy, booze-soaked bashes into the wee hours (SNIP) The school district received complaints from parents who wondered why there were empty beer bottles at their child’s school. They also complained about a lingering smell of smoke...