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The latest cash grab : Teacher/charter school villages

  TFA recognizes the value of the Centers concept and has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Seawall Development Company to replicate the Centers for Educational Excellence model across the country. Philadelphia, along with Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, is … Continue reading The latest cash grab : Teacher/charter school villages

The “school conversion” clause in Initiative 1240, the parent trigger and ALEC model legislation

There’s a reason why Stand for Children doesn’t want to refer to the school conversion clause in Initiative 1240 as the parent trigger. If you Google “parent trigger”, articles come up about how it has divided communities, how it has been used as a tool for charter operators to take over existing school buildings and how it started with Steve Barr, then the CEO of the Green Dot charter chain to open a charter school in Compton amidst much uproar by the majority of parents using an existing school building. (Which begs the question, just where do Bill Gates, Alice … Continue reading The “school conversion” clause in Initiative 1240, the parent trigger and ALEC model legislation

Green Dot Charter Schools and Freedom of Speech

The Green Dot charter franchise has been bandied about in the state of Washington as a charter school candidate due to the misguided hype of the corporate media. If charter schools were allowed in our state, what is happening in Los Angeles would be occurring in Seattle. Danny Weil has provided a great description of these schools in the following article that was originally published in The Daily Censored: Los Angeles students and teachers need your help fighting Green Dot Charter Schools I have written extensively about Green Dot Charter Schools, an educational retail charter chain that gained a foothold … Continue reading Green Dot Charter Schools and Freedom of Speech