At the Risk of Endlessly Repeating Myself, Which Party Now Controls the Department of Education?


Yes, some charter schools, especially those run by non-profit foundations, are excellent and ought to be acknowledged for that excellence.

But to declare that this week is National Charter Schools Week, as the Obama administration has done, not only ignores the often dismal performance of corporate charter schools—the sham that they provide any sort of meaningful alternative to poorly performing public schools—but it also affirms the Far Right propaganda that all public education is failing students, that it is a public institution that has been undermined primarily by teachers unions.

Everything that follows had been provided on the Department of Education’s website to help parents and students across America celebrate “our” charter schools:

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