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Mon Nov 4, 2013, 10:53 AM

The charter-school lie: Market-based education gambles with our children


New proof that vouchers and charter schools don't reform education, just subject it to the whims of businessmen

BY JEFF BRYANT


Just 10 days into a new academic year, classes were abruptly over at one North Carolina charter school this year.

In September, parents who had enrolled their children in Kinston Charter Academy received a letter from the principal directing them to take their children someplace else.

According to a local news report, a mere two days prior to those letters being received, the local board met in an emergency session to close the school after “low performance and disciplinary challenges made the enrollment numbers dwindle.”

Said one dismayed parent, “I feel like we should have got more notice. If they was going to close the school, they should’ve gone ahead and let us know that before we enrolled the kids.”

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http://www.salon.com/2013/11/04/the_charter_school_lie_market_based_education_gambles_with_our_children/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 10:58 AM

1. Absolutely Education like Healthcare, Incarcaration and Public Transpo

Should NEVER be privatized in any way shape or form!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 04:52 PM

2. Education should begin at home

 

Jeez, this is 2013. I did not know people still spoke like that parent.

“I feel like we should have got more notice. If they was going to close the school, they should’ve gone ahead and let us know that before we enrolled the kids.”

Maybe I should get out more. Or watch more teevee or something.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 06:32 PM

3. That's the fun of free market education, boys and girls.

I would think that people my age would be less credulous about claims of things being New and Improved© after all of these decades of exposure to corporate malfeasance.

I guess not.

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