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Forum Post: Are non-profit charter schools any better than for-profit charter schools?

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 14, 2013, 7:45 a.m. EST by therising (6643)
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Are non-profit charter schools any better than for-profit charter schools?

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[-] 3 points by shooz (18065) 1 year ago

Does this really sound better?

Philadelphia became the latest major American city to recommend sweeping school closures for the next academic year. Under this new proposal, a total of 37, or about 16 percent, of the district’s 237 public schools will be shuttered this June. That’s down from the 40 schools the city designated for closure back in May, but still represents an unprecedented move in Philadelphia’s history. The School Commission Reform, an outside body appointed to govern Philadelphia schools, has scheduled its final vote for March 7.

Outside body appointed?? WTF?

http://www.alternet.org/education/corporations-advise-school-closings-while-private-charters-suck-public-schools-away

Let the cherry picking begin.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Wow. That's a community that many others point to as a model for success. It takes a lot of nerve to point to that as a success! :)

[-] 4 points by shooz (18065) 1 year ago

"So if this isn’t actually about reducing the school district’s bottom line, what’s pushing the move towards charters? Could it be the substantial amount of money to be made by individuals, private management companies and others through charterization? "

The answer is yes, profitizing tax payer dollars is the aim.

[-] 3 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

I think you're exactly right.

[-] 1 points by shooz (18065) 1 year ago

There's also a very strong element of Union busting involved.

I would venture to guess that there are NO charter's that are unionized.