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    Charter schools are bad. Charter schools have been rife with fraud due to lack over-sight, which is why so many open up and shut down (fly-by-night). Florida & Ohio have been the worst in cases of fraud. This scheme to privatize public education should never have seen the light of day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Where do you send kids who have been kicked out of public school because they hurled a lap top at a teachers head and it resulted in a 911 ride to the hospital?
    Well thirty years ago we had continuation or special ed schools or classes within the schools. I was an aide at one at an elementary school when I was in college and taught a fifth grade class.

    Oh Wait! There's whole section for those at my nearby middle school right now. Complete with 12 foot high chain link fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevBren View Post
    Charter schools are bad. Charter schools have been rife with fraud due to lack over-sight, which is why so many open up and shut down (fly-by-night). Florida & Ohio have been the worst in cases of fraud. This scheme to privatize public education should never have seen the light of day.
    Well, Public schools at a rate of 17%, fail more often than Charter Schools.. so if Charter schools are so bad we need to end them that means that we need to end public schools as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Lots of my students work with AVID kids.
    Isn't it fantastic? I used to see kids just fall through the cracks and these kids are thriving. I just did a prejudice workshop with a few classes and I just loved these kids and their commitment to success.

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    The Koch Brothers Are Using This State as Their Right-Wing Laboratory | Alternet

    Charles and David Kochs' political influence is no secret to many Americans after the brothers led a massive, $407 million political fundraising effort in 2012. Less well known is the huge investment Charles Koch has made in higher education, giving nearly $108 million to 366 colleges and universities from 2005 to 2014, often funding free-market focused programs. The Kochs’ “Structure of Social Change,” a three-step plan devised in the 1970s to mold America into a libertarian land free from taxes and regulation, begins with funding free-market academic programs.

    And thats what happens as we step away from seeing education as a public service, one that we fund ourselves, directly.

    But lets look at how it really works...

    Based on Koch’s massive contributions to political campaigns and schools, state funding for university centers they helped found that preach their free-market economic philosophies may not come as a surprise. But especially in the state that slashed its higher education budget more than any other from 2008 to 2015, $5 million per year earmarked for Koch-backed, ideological think tanks is alarming.

    It all ends up backwards, they end up getting public funding to employ their agenda, not education.

    Now we are looking to turn the entire public school system over to this....school by school. Close public ones, they get replaced with charters.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrary View Post
    The Koch Brothers Are Using This State as Their Right-Wing Laboratory | Alternet

    Charles and David Kochs' political influence is no secret to many Americans after the brothers led a massive, $407 million political fundraising effort in 2012. Less well known is the huge investment Charles Koch has made in higher education, giving nearly $108 million to 366 colleges and universities from 2005 to 2014, often funding free-market focused programs. The Kochs’ “Structure of Social Change,” a three-step plan devised in the 1970s to mold America into a libertarian land free from taxes and regulation, begins with funding free-market academic programs.

    And thats what happens as we step away from seeing education as a public service, one that we fund ourselves, directly.

    But lets look at how it really works...

    Based on Koch’s massive contributions to political campaigns and schools, state funding for university centers they helped found that preach their free-market economic philosophies may not come as a surprise. But especially in the state that slashed its higher education budget more than any other from 2008 to 2015, $5 million per year earmarked for Koch-backed, ideological think tanks is alarming.

    It all ends up backwards, they end up getting public funding to employ their agenda, not education.

    Now we are looking to turn the entire public school system over to this....school by school. Close public ones, they get replaced with charters.....
    Lets see pubic schools falure rate is 17% Greater than the Failure Charter schools... hmmmm Who is educating the children better?
    New Study Shows Charter Schools Making a Difference in Cities | US News Opinion


    the findings are good news for charter schools: Across the 41 cities studied, students in charter schools learned significantly more than their peers attending traditional public schools – 40 more days worth of learning in math, and 28 more in reading.
    Nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    If you don't want to feed bad food to your kids, then don't feed it to them. Direct their attention to something healthier. Parents manage kids...not corporations.
    If that's the case then why would I want the school that my child is attending, let corporations put their brand in that school. Circular logic on your part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Lets see pubic schools falure rate is 17% Greater than the Failure Charter schools... hmmmm Who is educating the children better?
    New Study Shows Charter Schools Making a Difference in Cities | US News Opinion




    Nuff said.
    It is because these charter schools handpick their students and reject the ones they don't want. I remember when the kids did poorly in the Catholic schools they were kicked out and sent to my school
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