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Privatizing Public Education

The Day the Music Died

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Even as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes its home in the city of Cleveland, the measure before the board may literally cut the musical heart out of Ohio's public schools.

The Corporate Takeover of Public Education

Diann Woodard | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Diann Woodard

Will they create a world of equal opportunity that is the spirit animating our nation's education professionals? Or will they create a world to their liking in which parents and professional educators will have little or any voice?

What Happens if Public Education Is Privatized? Clues From the Health Care Fiasco

Alan Singer | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

The near religious commitment of the United States to private for-profit administration of social programs has proved to be an economic disaster. Health insurance and education are not an entitlements. They should be social rights.

Ruling Expected On Constitutionality Of Nation's Largest Voucher Program

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

A Louisiana district court judge is expected to rule this week on the constitutionality of the state's controversial school voucher program. Baton ...

Enrollment In Indiana Voucher Program Skyrockets In 2nd Year

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Enrollment in Indiana's school voucher program has more than doubled in the program's second year, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday...

The New U.S. Visa Rush: Build A Charter School, Get A Green Card

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 12 (Reuters) - It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with fina...

Philly Charter Schools Impose 'Significant Barriers To Entry'

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. For years, parents have had to...

Out-Of-State, International Students Used To Fill Budget Gaps (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.13.2012 | College

When states cut funding to public higher education, universities usually raise tuition. That's nothing new. What is new is the trend of administrators...

Obama, Romney Battle Over Private Sector In Education

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot abou...

School Vouchers Make A Comeback, Stir Concerns About Quality

| Sarah Carr | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — As Louisiana debuts one of the nation’s most extensive private-school vo...

How Private-Public Collaboration Can Improve U.S. Education

Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

As states faced large budget cuts in recent years, forcing teacher layoffs and program freezes in the education arena, schools have had to to look to ...

Private Consultants Shape Public Schools Transformation, Shaving $50 Million

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY/NewsWorks The Boston Consulting Group has...

Finding Value in the Business of Schools

Paula White | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education
Paula White

The idea of education as a business tends to conjure up images of schools where there is little regard for workplace quality or for joyous endeavors. But the fact is, successful schools, like many successful businesses, can be client-driven, adhering to the adage that the customer comes first.

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

Michigan Senate Approves Charter School Expansion

Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

Michigan's state Senate narrowly passed a bill Thursday that allows the expansion of charter schools in the state. The bill now goes to the state H...

Privatization Of Michigan Public Schools 'Very Real' Threat

Posted 12.04.2011 | Education

The privatization of public education in Michigan is a "very real" possibility, a state lawmaker said Monday, the Kalamazoo Gazette reports. At a t...

Why the Republicans Hate NPR

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Creamer

Yesterday, Republicans in the House passed a bill with no Democratic support to cut off funding for NPR altogether and to restrict local public radio stations from using federal funds from buying programing from NPR.