charter schools

Chicago Charter Teachers Strike

Teachers’ Unions Back Nation’s First Charter School Strike

“There is absolutely no good reason to put students and parents through the upheaval of a strike. The sad fact is that interests from outside our community are using our students and our schools as a means to advance their national anti-charter platform.”

Homeschooling

John Cox: Expand Charter Schools and Encourage Homeschooling

“This is absolutely criminal to deprive our children of the education they deserve,” he continued. “The extra tax money that they passed in prop 30 it’s not going into the classroom; it’s going to administrators and pensions. We need to get that money into the classroom and we need to give our children and our parents the education they deserve and that includes building more charters and giving parents choice and encouraging homeschooling.”

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LAUSD President Charged with Conspiracy, Perjury

The president of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and his cousin were each charged with conspiracy and perjury related to alleged improper donations to campaign funds.

Nine Indiana Schools Close After Bomb Threats

‘Community Schools’ Bill Hopes to Derail Texas Charters

One Texas lawmaker’s bill, if passed during the 2017 legislative session, stands to derail school choice options for failing campuses by taking them down a progressive community schools path and bypassing existing options that include re-purposing a campus as a public charter school.

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Politico: Betsy DeVos’ Michigan Charter Schools Get ‘Poor Grades’

President-elect Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has contributed both her wealth and influence to the creation of more charter schools in her home state of Michigan, but national test scores show the state has not fared well as a result, says a report in Politico.

President-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos shake hands at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. ()

Donald Trump Announces Pro-Common Core Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

Anti-Common Core grassroots groups of parents and teachers urged Donald Trump to abandon DeVos as his choice, citing her support for the education reform policies of pro-Common Core Jeb Bush and her influence through the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) in favor of Common Core.