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Chester Finn Tries to Sell Charter Expansion Without Mentioning Hedge Funder and Billionaire Cash

on September 6, 2016

Well, of course the Wall Street Journal and their ilk are in favor of charter school expansion.
After all, it’s all about the Benjamins. Who can profit from this?

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On September 05, 2016, former Fordham Institute president Chester Finn and others published an opinion piece entitled, “Charter Schools Are Reinventing Local Control in Education” in the Wall Street Journal. In order to read the entire piece, one must have a WSJ subscription, which is good in this case since it limits the audience exposed to this propaganda.

Here is how the Finn et al. op-ed begins:

America’s devotion to local control of schools is dying, but it is also being reborn as a new faith in charter schools. These independently operated public schools—nearly 7,000 across the country, and counting—provide a much-needed option for almost three million youngsters in 43 states.

As students return to school, the enterprise responsible for educating them is changing in ways that few people are aware of. Charters are fomenting a quiet revolution in governance in public education.

As one might expect, the remainder of…

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7 responses to “Chester Finn Tries to Sell Charter Expansion Without Mentioning Hedge Funder and Billionaire Cash

  1. swo8 says:

    You can tell this is a bad thing.
    Leslie

    • Zorba says:

      Yes, it is a bad thing. And both parties are involved in the charterization and privatization of public schools.
      The charters don’t have to follow the same rules and requirements that the public schools do. They get public money (often taken away from public schools) but are not answerable to the public. They can pick and choose their students, and many of the charters arrange to suspend or expel students who are a “problem” for them- kids with behavior problems, special education kids, English Language Learners- throwing these kids back into the public system, which has been left with fewer resources to teach these kids appropriately.

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