Charters schools

Q: “Did you see the numbers?” A: Yes, I have. – Education Article

Is there a revolt inside the NAACP? Are charters segregated? Do African American have appreciably higher achievement in charters? Tomorrow is statewide strike and a day of action for public education in California. There will likely be more than 2,000 people at the capitol advocating pending legislation that will provide more funding for public education and greater transparency and accountability This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig Read Full Article

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Breaking: Charter moratorium moves forward from Senate Education Committee – Education Article

In 2016, I first broke the news about the NAACP calling for a moratorium on charter schools in the post @NAACP calls for national moratorium on charters. The California legislature is begining to heed the civil rights organization’s call as the Senate Education Committee passed SB 756 on a 4-3 vote (I first discussed this bill in the post Charter Moratorium on Tap: Update on Legislative Effort in California). This bill would make the NAACP charter moratorium resolution the law in…

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NO EXCUSES: Charter Schools Should Never Be Allowed to Discriminate Against Any Group of Students – Education Article

I’ve done two tours of duty for children in Texas. The first was in the Houston Independent School District’s Research and Accountability Department from 1999-2001. The second was as a faculty member in the University of Texas at Austin Educational Policy and Planning program from 2006-2014. As a result, I have roots in Texas and pay close attention to the developments in education poilcy there. I also volunteer my time for the Texas NAACP whenever they ask. Greg Worthington, one…

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Does @EducationNext still get it WRONG on Gülen charters? – Education Article

I am glad that Harvard’s EducationNext changed the original language in this piece about the Gulen charter schools and Turkey that incorrectly argued that the NAACP had rescinded its call for a charter school moratorium by stating that it had not been “renewed.” They have now taken that language out of the article online, but they still have not issued a public correction for the misinformation (For more see also: Breaking News: California NAACP calls for investigation of ALL Gülen charters). However,…

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