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Charter School Movement

Meeting the Demand for Charter Schools

Nina Rees | Posted 05.07.2016 | Education
Nina Rees

As word of charter schools' success spreads, more parents are trying to enroll their children. That's a positive sign, but also a big challenge, because charter schools can't yet meet this growing demand. Across the country, there are about 1 million names on charter school wait lists -- a figure that's grown 186 percent since 2008.

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...

How to Properly Cash in on the Charter School Movement

Peter Greene | Posted 07.08.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

There's no legal limit to what you can be paid as the charter school operator. The only limits to your salary are the limits set by your own sense of shame. If you have no shame, then ka-ching, my friend. Ka. Ching.

NOW Panel Discusses State Of Public Education, Real Implications Of Romney's PBS Comments

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

MSNBC's NOW panel on Wednesday discussed Mitt Romney’s infamous Big Bird comments and his wavering views on education, as well as the two schools of...

Public Charter School Movement Makes It 2 Decades Amid Criticism And Success

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

Twenty years ago today, the first public charter school, City Academy High School, opened in St. Paul, Minn. Now, more than two million -- or 4.2 perc...

The Need For Role Models In Urban Education

James K. Stovall | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education
James K. Stovall

Reforming education is the civil rights struggle of our time and there is not a person of color in this country who's energy can't be tapped to turn the tide.