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Report: Charter Schools Waste and Fail across 12 States

Yesterday, the Center for Media and Democracy released a new report on the publicly-funded, privately-run and deregulated entities known as “charter schools.” The theory behind charter schools was that private entrepreneurs could run schools in communities much better than the communities themselves, if only they could A) siphon off public school funds to run, and […]

Mitt Romney Charter School Push Would Open Education To Corruption

The example of the Shekinah Learning Institute illustrates a good number of the serious problems that often come about as a result of the creation of charter schools. Yet, Mitt Romney wants to expand charter schools across the nation. […]

Paul LePage Admits: I’m Pushing Charter Schools to Get Creationism in Public Schools

In the summer of 2010, after Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage shot his mouth off about believing in creationism and wanting to put creationism in Maine’s public schools, Republican Party apologists for his candidacy tossed themselves into the media to allay concerns that LePage had veered into insanity. Don’t worry, they said and wrote, it’s […]