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  •  s'not going to work. Headlines in today's (15+ / 0-)

    Indianapolis Star scream about the $19 MILLION taken from Indianapolis Public Schools and given to Charter Schools, with NO improved test scores. This entire Political Game of "Trash the Public Schools," is hurting the most vulnerable children the most. Looking for schools to solve the problem of poverty and it's ramifications is looking in the wrong barn for the solution.

    •  All too true... (1+ / 0-)
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      drmah

      and there's no end in sight to the depredations of the corporate education "reformers". We just found out here in Philadelphia that the city's charter schools took in almost $100 million more in special education funding than they spent on special education last year. But you won't ever see anyone really held to account for this, much less see any return of funds that should have gone to actual public schools where it would have been spent for its intended purpose.

      The simple fact is that these people aren't just looking in the wrong barn for the right horse, they're really just trying to steal the horse and don't give a damn which barn it comes from. It's just that it's easier to steal from poor people who don't have the political power to resist.

      Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

      by Stwriley on Sun Jun 22, 2014 at 05:54:07 AM PDT

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