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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 09:04 PM
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55. I'm not the least bit confused, I don't need any patronizing "explanations"
Edited on Sun Aug-01-10 09:06 PM by LWolf
of something I've been well-informed about since the charter school movement began, and your belief in privatization and union busting as "the next wave" that can be "applied to more schools" sickens me.

Charter schools are public schools in the same way that The Healthy Forest Restoration Act is about healthy forests, or NCLB was about actually improving public education.

They get to use the word "public" because it's in the laws allowing them to be formed.

That means that privately run entities get to use public money, and call themselves public, while bypassing most of the public oversight that schools actually within the public education system are protected with.

That is a corrupt use of the label "public," and a highly inappropriate use of public funds.

It's also a tool in the efforts to further degrade REAL public schools and teachers, to privatize and union bust.



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