Charter Schools News

The Wiser daily charter schools news email is tailored for teachers, education professionals, and those with an interest in charter schools. This includes parents of children attending such a school. Charter schools are public schools that receive public funding but operate independently from the a centrally managed education system of a given city, state or region. Because they are public schools they receive public funding. But they are unique because they do not have to follow the same rules as standard public schools. They are held accountable and measured, but they are also permitted extra freedom in things like changing the curriculum. It is a school structure that exists in many countries around the world and was first introduced in the United States as a concept in 1974, although the first school did not open until 1992. They are becoming increasingly popular, however, with new schools opening regularly, bucking the broader trend of school closures and downsizing. In many communities across the country, charter schools have had a significant impact. If this affects you personally or professionally you should sign up for the free daily digest from Wiser. It features the web's most important charter schools news.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, July 24, 2017
 
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Please keep this guy away from rousing charter school debate
Washington Post • Jay Mathews
Florida: The Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Behind the Charter Industry
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Education in Florida–Betsy DeVos’s Model for the Nation–is in Chaos
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Utah: Should Charters Be Allowed to Seize Private Property by Eminent Domain
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Arizona: The State Where Anything Goes for Charter Schools
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
New Orleans: Students Punished for Being Poor
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Failed Welfare State an Opportunity for Conservatives, ‘Hillbilly’ Writer Argues
Heritage Foundation • Ken Mcintyre
Supreme Court sets Sept. 5 hearing on charter school funding
Education Week
School board race reveals chronic gaps in education politics coverage
Columbia Journalism Review • Alexander Russo
Edujob: VP Of Authorizer Development @ NACSA
EduWonk • Arotherham
 
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Please keep this guy away from rousing charter school debate
Washington PostJay Mathews
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Florida: The Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Behind the Charter Industry
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
In some states, like Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, charter operators get what they want by making campaign contributions to state legislators and the governor. Florida is different. The charter operators and members of their families are members of the legislature. They...
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Charter Schools, Education
Education in Florida–Betsy DeVos’s Model for the Nation–is in Chaos
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Valerie Strauss summarizes here the mess created in Florida by former Governor Jeb Bush’s harsh accountability policies and the legislation passed recently to enrich the charter industry at the expense of public schools across the state. She begins: “The K-12 education system...
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Utah: Should Charters Be Allowed to Seize Private Property by Eminent Domain
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
We have seen how privately managed charter schools are exempt from transparency and accountability, thanks to the big bucks that pave their way. But Utah is considering a new low for preferential treatment of charters. Utah legislators are discussing whether charters should...
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Arizona: The State Where Anything Goes for Charter Schools
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
The Phoenix New Times has an long, in-depth article about one of the state’s nearly 600 charter schools. It is possibly the weirdest and proud of it. Nepotism abounds because it is not against the law for charters (only for public schools)....
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New Orleans: Students Punished for Being Poor
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Astana Bigard, parent activist in New Orleans, reports that poor children are regularly suspended and expelled from charter schools because they can’t afford to pay for a uniform. “When a New Orleans charter school made headlines recently for kicking out two homeless...
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Charter Schools, Economic Policy
Failed Welfare State an Opportunity for Conservatives, ‘Hillbilly’ Writer Argues
Heritage FoundationKen Mcintyre
Liberals built a welfare state that doesn’t offer upward mobility to Americans trapped in poverty, “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance says, and conservatives should step forward and chart “a new direction” in government policy. The best-selling writer, speaking Thursday at The for...
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Supreme Court sets Sept. 5 hearing on charter school funding
Education Week
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School board race reveals chronic gaps in education politics coverage
Columbia Journalism ReviewAlexander Russo
This story is co-published with The Grade, an independent effort to improve mainstream education coverage in partnership with PDK International. YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW IT if you live outside of Southern California, but the nation’s second-largest school district—Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD)—recently held...
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Edujob: VP Of Authorizer Development @ NACSA
EduWonkArotherham
Here’s an interesting edujob with a lot of leverage on a key issue in the education sector: Vice President of Authorizer Development at the National Assocation of Charter School Authorizers: NACSA is launching a new, five-year strategic plan, designed to use data...
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