In the education market, charter schools are often sold as a way to help black and brown children.
But The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) isn’t buying it.
In fact, the organization is calling for a halt on any new charter schools across the nation.
The point of charter schools is to provide an alternative to standard public schools. As the text of I-1024 says, public charter schools are “independently managed public schools operated only by qualified nonprofit organizations.” Furthermore, Part I, Section 101 says: Public charter schools free teachers and principals from burdensome regulations that limit other public schools, […]
The Divided Left in America is a major problem, and it’s come to fore in the discussions on social media about whether Bernie should run as an independent and about whether Bernie supporters should work within the Democratic Party. Progressive Democrats are desperately trying to reform the Democratic Party but lack numbers. As a result […]
Finnish education, the best in the world, is public and based on equity and cooperation, not choice and competition
From Finnish Lessons, by Oassu Salberg: “The Finnish experience shows that consistent focus on equity and cooperation — not choice and competition — can lead to an education system where all children learn well. Paying teachers based on students’ test scores or converting public schools into private ones (through charters or other means) are ideas […]