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  •  Pope Bankrolled Resegregation Of Wake Co. Schools (6+ / 0-)

    That has been pushed back quite a bit, in no small part to the hilarious high drama affair of two of the Tea Party school board members who have been revealed as complete loons whose personal lives are out of control.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 06:23:44 PM PST

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    •  Now he's going statewide with charter schools (4+ / 0-)
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      Aquarius40, Cyndiannp, polecat, blue in NC

      NC's cap on charter schools is gone. Durham already has 10 of the state's 100 charter schools, but with the cap gone, there are applications for 11 more charters in Durham alone.

      If approved,  Durham will lose funds for it's schools to the charters, likely leading to the closing of some public schools. Since all charters are administered from Raleigh, it also means losing local control along with local tax dollars.

      Re-segregation, loss of local (Democratic) control, and the closing of public schools - it's a Republican dream come true.

      Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

      by bear83 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 06:32:37 PM PST

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      •  In fact, many of the charteres are the worst of (2+ / 0-)
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        jimcbq, bear83

        the bad: ie, for-profit charters.  Some of them are even online for-profit charters. For kids as young as kindergarten age. No more group play, no more story, just more staring at a computer screen while profiteers suck down the tax dollars that used to fund our public schools.

        Of course, we knew it was coming to this. All along I've been warning people that the "heroic" charter schools were nothing more than organized theft from the already-struggling public school systems in the state. It's a chilling example of the "Norquist Principle': starve the public schools of money (and students)...quality declines, size shrinks, and eventually public education in our state can be "drowned in a bathtub".

        "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

        by blue in NC on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 04:54:59 AM PST

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