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Charter Schools, Diane Ravitch, Education, GERM (Global Education Reform Movement), Government Policy, Partnership Schools, Privatisation of state schools, Protest - Have a Voice, USA Schools

Charter Schools were meant to be progressive… what happened?

Stan Karp of New Jersey, who taught for 30 years, here explains the long-term impact of charter schools on public education. He understands that the original idImageea of charters was progressive: they were supposed to be teacher-run schools that reached out to the neediest students.

But now they have become a means of privatizing the schools.

As Karp writes:

“It has become impossible to separate the rapid expansion of charter networks from efforts to privatize public education….”

Read more on Diane Ravitch’s blog, here.

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