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Mon Aug 18, 2014, 03:44 PM

What Is Driving the Charter School Movement in Newark?

The title of this article has a one-word answer: money. In this shocking article, journalist Owen Davis explains how the expansion of charters in Newark is driven by two factors:

1) the availability of millions of dollars in federal school construction bonds that have been showered on the charter schools but not the public schools;

2) the Chris Christie administration's decision to withhold funding specifically designated for the repair and renovation of existing public schools.

Put these two factors together and you get a city with gleaming charter schools and crumbling public schools.

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yurbud Aug 18 OP
madfloridian Aug 18 #1
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TheNutcracker Aug 18 #3
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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 03:52 PM

1. Rick Scott's FL has done this to the tune of 91 million for charters, public schools get less.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 10:58 PM

6. Can you do ballot measures in Florida?

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Response to yurbud (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 03:43 PM

7. Can be done but requirements are hard to meet.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 03:55 PM

2. Public schools in many districts on New Jersey are notoriously bad.

 

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Mon Aug 18, 2014, 04:19 PM

3. Mark Zuckerberg and Cory Booker

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 04:48 PM

4. Race To The Top

'Nuff said!

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 05:33 PM

5. Follow the money.

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