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Details from the Washington State Supreme Court Ruling Against Charter Schools

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The Court's decision hinges on the issue of public funding being sent to schools that are not publicly governed.

Why My Charter School Needs a Union

David S. Woo | Posted 05.08.2016 | Education
David S. Woo

The questions we're asking go beyond Urban Prep's specific practices. This is about the ethics and fiscal responsibility of Urban Prep and all charter schools.

Reflections of an Octogenarian VIII: Charter Schools: Old Pepsi a.k.a. the New Coke

Larry Paros | Posted 06.10.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

Through its unholy partnership with high stakes testing, the charter school movement has diverted our attention from the real issues confronting us and discouraged genuine innovation and reform. To paraphrase Einstein, "Charter schools are to experimentation as military music is to music."

Can Growing Parent Demand Fix Charter School Financing?

Reena Abraham | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Reena Abraham

The political debate about charters is not likely to wane anytime soon. But parents can't wait for that to play out. It is past time to end our patchwork system of financing school facilities and make it easier for high-performing charter schools to give more kids a chance to succeed.

Joy Resmovits

Controversial New York Charter School Chain Has Lobbyists in DC, Records Show | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Success Academy, the high-profile chain of charter schools famous for its clashes with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), is taking i...

Joy Resmovits

Eric Cantor Takes It Easy On De Blasio During Bronx Charter School Visit | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) came to the Bronx Monday to make the case for charter schools and heard his message echoed ...

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Get Less Money Than Public Schools. Is That A Problem? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Charter schools receive less funding than traditional public schools on average, according to a new report -- but some experts say that the funding g...

Washington Charter Schools To Take Over 16 Former Public School Buildings

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

Washington, D.C., charter school advocates experienced a big win Monday, when Mayor Vincent Gray (D) announced that charter and community organization...

Chicago Charter Operator in Corporate Pockets

Isabel Nunez | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Isabel Nunez

I am a first-generation American whose Mexican immigrant parents instilled a very different sense of citizenship than that espoused by the UNO and its network of charter schools. For me, civic responsibility includes speaking truth to power.

Alex Kuczynski-Brown

Chicago Teachers Union Report Highlights Flaws | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 11.30.2012 | Education

Nearly two months after a contentious labor battle between Chicago teachers and the city, the Chicago Teachers Union is striking yet another blow in a...

Online Charter Schools Spend Millions On Advertising

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

An analysis by USA Today has revealed that 10 of the largest online charter schools spent an estimated $94.4 million in taxpayer dollars on advertisin...

SUNY Trustees Expected To Approve Increase In Funding For Controversial NYC Charter School Network

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

The controversial Success Academy Charter Schools network -- founded by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz -- is expected to receive a 50 percent ...

Pa. Schools Seek Edge Over Cyber Schools

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Citing better standardized test scores and diplomas from known schools, traditional Pennsylvania public school officials are attempting to win back st...

Use Stimulus Funds to Expand Charter Schools

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Juan Rangel

The Obama strategy is aggressive, yet even the president was likely surprised by his home state's commitment to charter schools.