AlterNet's Recent Charter Schools Coverage



Gap Co-Founder Doris Fisher Is Bankrolling the Charter School Agenda—and Pouring Dark Money Into CA Politics By Joel Warner, Capital and Main

She's also the second largest political donor in California.  READ MORE»


Trump Pitches Education Privatization at Ohio Charter School That Failed State Tests By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

How will taking $20 billion from public school budgets across America make schools great again? READ MORE»


The False Promise of School Choice: The Result Is Often More Segregated Schools By Jeff Bryant, Campaign for America's Future

Here's a hint: not the folks who actually need the help. READ MORE»


The Fight to Bring Transparency to California’s Charter Schools By Joel Warner, Capital and Main

“Does Jerry Brown want his legacy to be the anti-democratic privatization of our public schools?” READ MORE»


When Students Flee Troubled Charter Schools, Who Pays the Price? By Peter Greene, Curmudgucation

The problem for schools when students and families "vote with their feet" is massive. READ MORE»


How the Charter School Lobby Is Changing the Democratic Party By Harold Meyerson, Los Angeles Times

In cities and states nationwide, centrist billionaires are working to unseat progressive Democrats.  READ MORE»


Who Is Watching? Turkish Cleric, Accused of Motivating Military Coup, Controls Large Network of Charter Schools in the U.S. By Gene Bruskin, AlterNet

Exiled Fethullah Gulen, living in the Pennsylvania Poconos, brings in hundreds of Turks to staff national school chain. READ MORE»


10 Reasons Why the NAACP Is Absolutely Right About a National Moratorium on Charter Schools By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The venerable civil rights lobby has come under attack for its critique of the charter school industry.  READ MORE»


John Oliver Slams Charter Schools and His Critics Totally Miss the Point By Jeff Bryant, Blog for Our Future

The charter school movement is no fan of satire. READ MORE»


Watch: John Oliver's Brutally Accurate Charter School Takedown By Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet

"By the time it's obvious the school is failing, futures may have been ruined." READ MORE»


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