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Elizabeth Warren Says No to Funding Charter Schools

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she wanted to keep public tax dollars away from charter schools. WATCH: Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "What Betsy Devos has done to our public education really undermines the best opportunities for our kids. I think our public tax dollars should stay in our public schools." Question: "So, no to for-profit charter schools?" Warren: "Yeah." pic.twitter.com/yTLggavVm0 ...

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Bernie Sanders to Call For Ban On Charter Schools

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Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to call for a ban on for-profit charter schools in an education policy speech in South Carolina Saturday. This would make Sanders the first 2020 presidential candidate to suggest such a policy, according to CNN. Sanders will argue that the increase in charter schools have taken money away from public schools and have ...

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Chicago Teachers Union Suspends Strike Against Charter School Network After Reaching Tentative Agreement

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced on Sunday that it will suspend its striking efforts after reaching a temporary agreement with a charter school network. More than 500 teachers walked out of 15 schools associated with Acero Schools, one of Chicago’s largest charter school networks. The teacher strike, which started on Tuesday and continued into Friday, cancelled classes for more than 7,000 children. ...

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School Choice Saved My Life [video]

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Poor students deserve just as good an education as rich students, right? So why are so many stuck in failing public schools? Denisha Merriweather, who benefited from school choice through a voucher program, explains the problem and the solution. Full Transcript Public schools aren’t the answer for everyone. They weren’t the answer for me. Schools in my neighborhood in Jacksonville, ...

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Trump Selects School Choice Champion for Education Secretary

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On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced the selection of Betsy DeVos as their nominee for the position of Secretary of Education. “Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump. “Under her leadership, we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver ...

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Research Consistently Shows School Choice a “Win” for Kids, Public Education

INDIANAPOLIS, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As school choice continues to blossom nationwide, a new report finds that of all the “gold standard” research on children who utilize vouchers, 11 of 12 studies conclude all or some of those students achieve better educational outcomes. No study found choice participants were worse off than those remaining in traditional public schools. The report also ...

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Stossel on Freedom in Education

“It shows how horrible things were, that it took this long for this eminently sensible thing to happen” Stossel made a speech at Reason Weekend 2012, Reason Foundation’s annual donor event, about the successes of freedom in education. He talked about trying to update his 20/20 special, “Stupid in America,” and not being able to do it, visiting Harlem schools ...

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Proving the Slippery Slope

“It’s a slippery slope” – yeah .. that one. What if instead of a cliche, it were proved to exist – that slope of slip? The Obama administration is still working out their strategy against the 1st amendment – more specifically the freedom of religion. They first tried to force Catholic churches, schools and facilities to pay for “contraceptive services”. ...

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Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Strengthen, Expand Charter and Virtual Schools

Orlando, Fla. – Keeping his promise to make Florida the state with the best-educated workforce, Governor Rick Scott today visited Hope Charter School in Ocoee to highlight education reforms that expand and strengthen charter and virtual schools and increase scholarship opportunities that empower parents to choose schools best suited to student needs. Later today, Governor Scott will visit St. Petersburg ...

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Charter Schools: A First Impression

For the first four years of his schooling, my son has been in a traditional public schools. At first, we had considered private schools. We visited several and even applied to one, but we also took the time to interview the principal and tour the school. Initial Experience With Traditional Public Schools The principal during his first 3 years really ...

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Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire

  Today, I learned the hard way how easy it is to get caught up in something that you would want no part of. Thankfully I learned the full story before it was too late. I am a mother of 5 with kids ranging from 3 to 9 years old and they attend public school- for now! We have considered ...

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U.S. Education System Snobbish, Stuck in the 1950's

The American education system isn’t the envy of the world.  It’s not even the prize of  U.S. citizens who are becoming more disenchanted with the archaic system the longer it continues.  It is a fine example of why the government is not the answer to what ills us. This is an open thread that starts with some ideas on how ...

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