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Just Say No to Rheeism

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On November 7, 2019
Good news from the Chicago Teachers’ Union, who won a continued moratorium on new charter schools in Chicago. Among the many demands on class size, staffing and prep time, one line item in the Chicago teachers proposed contract has escaped much public discussion: a continuation of a moratorium on charter schools. Passed as a side […]
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The Rheeist Scam

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On May 22, 2019
Just in case anyone still wonders why charter schools exist: The founder of Los Angeles-based charter school network Celerity Educational Group was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for misspending $3.2 million in public funds. In January, Vielka McFarlane pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to misappropriate and embezzle funds for personal use. McFarlane, 56, […]
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Organize the Charters

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On December 6, 2018
One of the few things about American politics making me happy in the last couple of years is that the charter scam has been fully exposed for the union-busting, profit-taking, public institution-destroying scam that it is. And thus, I am extremely happy to see the nation’s first charter school strike. Over 500 educators in Chicago […]
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