charters

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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Can NOLA’s return to a locally run district curb charter school corruption? – Education Article

Arise Academy in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward is part of the city’s diffuse network of nearly 80 charter schools. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report NEW ORLEANS — Frank Rabalais had big plans for the school just around the corner from his house in Gentilly Terrace, a leafy neighborhood that is one the most racially and socioeconomically diverse corners of the city. In 2016, Rabalais, a well-connected, self-described charter school proponent, had learned that the Gentilly Terrace Elementary School…

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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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On Nobel Prizes That Do Not Yet Exist and Other Exciting Matters – Top Performers – Education Article

First, a shout-out to Hank Levin, who wrote me to point out that, in attributing a Nobel Prize in Economics to Nikolai Kondratieff in a recent blog, I awarded him a prize that did not yet exist when he died.  That was embarrassing.  I work hard to be accurate in these pages, but now a whopper like that gets through. Mike Petrilli picked up on my recent blog on system gateways and honesty in setting education goals in his most…

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