Charter Schools Fail & Segregate… Florida Says No to Vouchers


Why would we replace public schools with charter schools… have we not seen the research ?

Quote: “Duncan closed more than 60 schools, most of them all-black and all-poor, replacing them with charter schools and boutique schools that have since proved to be failures by the same measures Duncan used against the regular, unionized public schools.”

http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=986&section=Article

http://www.catalyst-chicago.org/RUSSO/index.php/entry/1545/What_Happened_At_The_Protest

Post Update from January 26th Education Forward Summit – Lynn University, Boca Raton, FloridaDiscussion Highlights:

Peter Cunningham, Asst Secretary,  Department of Education,  admitted that charters would end up killing themselves off… his words. Then he admitted more than 83% of charters do no better or worse than public schools.

If the measures to reform education must be fiscally prudent and proven to work, I’d say the DOE made our point for us. We all heard Arne Duncan’s number one guy admit he agreed with Diane Ravitch, who gave an amazing, concise, research supported overview of the current education reforms. Videos available below:

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/educationblog/2011/01/education_forward_summit_begin.html

As, I said… the DOE made our point for us. No to vouchers.  Stop Privatization for Profit.


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One thought on “Charter Schools Fail & Segregate… Florida Says No to Vouchers

  1. Two questions:

    What’s the cost to run the charter schools as compared to the regular public schools?

    Who gets the money when a charter school is formed as compared to a public school?

    I think the answers to these two questions completely explain the charter school movement.

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