Tag Archives: Charter Schools

Pay Toilets are the charter schools of “disgusting” restrooms

By ann summers One of today’s memes is Saturday’s ABC Democratic debate in NH, where the bathroom break’s brevity was apparently male-biased. One reason is that there is a lack of stalls often common in general to the sexist layout of women’s restrooms (you know, the … Continue reading

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Center for Media and Democracy’s Report Shows Federal Government Has Spent Over $3 Billion Fueling Charter Schools but No One Knows Where the Money Went

By Elaine Magliaro The Center for Media and Democracy’s (CMD) PR Watch reported last week on the $3.3 billion that the federal government has spent fueling the charter school industry in this country over the past two decades. According to a new … Continue reading

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Profitship! Cashing In On Public Schools…with a Mark Fiore Video

Posted by Elaine Magliaro As a former public school educator, I have been extremely concerned about the efforts to privatize public schools in this  country, the mania for standardized testing, the demands for more and more charter schools, and the claim … Continue reading

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Should the High Teacher Turnover Rate in Charter Schools Be a Cause for Concern?

By Elaine Magliaro (NOTE: This article was originally posted at Res Ipsa Loquitor on September 7, 2013) In a recent New York Times article titled At Charter Schools, Short Careers by Choice, Mitoko Rich wrote of how charter schools seem … Continue reading

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Former New York Times Columnist Bob Herbert on How Millionaire and Billionaire School Reformers Are Ruining Public Education in the United States

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, I wrote a post about Bob Herbert and his new book titled Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America. Herbert, who was a columnist for the New York Times for eighteen years, … Continue reading

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A Look at Some of the Driving Forces behind the School Reform Movement and the Effort to Privatize Public Education

By Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted this article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on March 3, 2013. Having worked as a public school teacher for well over three decades, I became concerned about the “school reform” movement—which brought us the … Continue reading

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Public Schools for Sale?: Diane Ravitch Talks with Bill Moyers about the Privatization of Public Education

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted this article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on June 8, 2014. I think it bears re-posting at Flowers for Socrates. Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University, a historian … Continue reading

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