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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 09:48 AM
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10. Since 2000 at least it has been the goal of the DLC/PPI think tanks.
The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) is now calling for reforms including school choice and merit pay for teachers.....America is a tale of two public school systems: one that works reasonably well, although it could certainly be better, and one that is by almost any standard a disaster," says From.

.."From argues that the public school system too often serves the interests of teachers and administrators at the expense of the students themselves. It is a "monopolistic" system that "offers a 'one-size-fits-hardly-anyone' model that strangles excellence and innovation" he says.

Characterizing charter schools as "oases of innovation," From writes, "The time has come to bring life to the rest of the desert-by introducing the same forces of choice and competition to every public school in America."

From also says Democrats should work to redefine the very notion of public education itself.

"We should rid ourselves of the rigid notion that public schools are defined by who owns and operates them," he writes.

New Democrats call for school choice.

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  -13 Philly charter schools being investigated for profiteering. madfloridian  Apr-07-10 09:15 PM   #0 
  - Thank You For This madfloridian  Dinger   Apr-07-10 09:19 PM   #1 
  - And ripping off public funds is something that GOoPers do so well.  rurallib   Apr-07-10 09:26 PM   #3 
  - "Charter schools are privately run and publicly funded." Exactly.  madfloridian   Apr-07-10 09:27 PM   #4 
  - Socialize the costs, and privatize the profits. SOP.  catzies   Apr-08-10 04:44 PM   #18 
     - Good way to put it.  madfloridian   Apr-08-10 09:01 PM   #24 
     - My Daughter,  dotymed   Apr-09-10 09:08 AM   #25 
  - Don't forget to add "With Self-Oversight." nt  Dappleganger   Apr-08-10 02:39 PM   #16 
     - Philly charters are overseen by the Philly School District.....who are complicit in this mess. n/t  msanthrope   Apr-08-10 05:00 PM   #20 
  - k/r  Solly Mack   Apr-07-10 09:20 PM   #2 
  - Is it the gop  dwilso40641   Apr-07-10 10:26 PM   #5 
  - They are one and the same, I fear.  madfloridian   Apr-07-10 10:35 PM   #6 
     - Yeah, well get a load of the posited Supreme Court nominee  LisaM   Apr-08-10 04:38 PM   #17 
  - We keep hearing these schools are failures in every way ... but Dems are pushing them still--!!  defendandprotect   Apr-07-10 10:41 PM   #7 
  - Since 2000 at least it has been the goal of the DLC/PPI think tanks.  madfloridian   Apr-08-10 09:48 AM   #10 
     - What's "PPI" ... ? Obviously corporate-DLC is poisonous for the Dem Party . . .  defendandprotect   Apr-08-10 11:03 AM   #11 
        - Progressive Policy Institute....used to be tabbed from the DLC  madfloridian   Apr-08-10 12:01 PM   #12 
           - Ugh!!  defendandprotect   Apr-08-10 04:52 PM   #19 
  - Subject line change from the first link....basically says the same thing.  madfloridian   Apr-07-10 10:42 PM   #8 
  - More on this from the Perdido Street School blog site:  madfloridian   Apr-08-10 12:00 AM   #9 
  - It's pretty obvious that these real estate scams are what is behind the  JDPriestly   Apr-08-10 02:12 PM   #13 
  - Sue-PRISE sue-PRISE sue-PRISE!  Hell Hath No Fury   Apr-08-10 02:36 PM   #14 
  - Sounds like Duval county schools in FL.  Dappleganger   Apr-08-10 02:38 PM   #15 
  - this is happening because....  madrchsod   Apr-08-10 06:01 PM   #21 
  - Public charter schools are now a 4 or 5 percent slice of a couple trillion dollar public education.  madfloridian   Apr-08-10 06:29 PM   #22 
  - my friend in the chicago burbs lost her music position for 4 schools...  madrchsod   Apr-08-10 06:56 PM   #23 
  - They may think it's the correct thing to do  Catshrink   Apr-09-10 09:23 AM   #26 
  - Yes. nt  LWolf   Apr-09-10 09:30 AM   #27 
  - This is taxpayer money that is profiting these schools....  madfloridian   Apr-09-10 12:32 PM   #28 
  - Total Lack of Oversight  JPZenger   Apr-09-10 12:37 PM   #29 
  - k and r  JPZenger   Apr-09-10 02:16 PM   #30 
  - Only 13? Only in Philadelphia?  MadHound   Apr-09-10 02:19 PM   #31 
  - Maybe other states will start.  madfloridian   Apr-09-10 05:38 PM   #32 
  - K&R . //nt  Overseas   Apr-09-10 05:40 PM   #33 

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