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The Wiser daily charter schools news email is tailored for teachers, education professionals, and those with an interest in charter schools. This includes parents of children attending such a school. Charter schools are public schools that receive public funding but operate independently from the a centrally managed education system of a given city, state or region. Because they are public schools they receive public funding. But they are unique because they do not have to follow the same rules as standard public schools. They are held accountable and measured, but they are also permitted extra freedom in things like changing the curriculum. It is a school structure that exists in many countries around the world and was first introduced in the United States as a concept in 1974, although the first school did not open until 1992. They are becoming increasingly popular, however, with new schools opening regularly, bucking the broader trend of school closures and downsizing. In many communities across the country, charter schools have had a significant impact. If this affects you personally or professionally you should sign up for the free daily digest from Wiser. It features the web's most important charter schools news.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, July 26, 2017
 
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Betsy DeVos Is Making “School Choice” Toxic for Democrats
New Republic • Graham Vyse
Is Public Education Valuable? - Education Week
Education Week • Jessica Keigan
Nancy Bailey: Bill Gates Wonders What the Purpose of Life Might Be
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Enrollment drops at suburban, rural schools as cities grow
Education Week
Do You Think Every Child Deserves a Qualified Teacher?
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Charter school’s demise prompts debate about strengthening oversight
EdSource • George White
Ann Cronin: Connecticut State Board of Education Rips Off Taxpayers and Children of Bridgeport
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Jersey Jazzman: The Secrets of Successful Charter Schools (Extra Money and Shedding Students)
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Please keep this guy away from rousing charter school debate
Washington Post • Jay Mathews
Florida: The Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Behind the Charter Industry
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
 
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Betsy DeVos Is Making “School Choice” Toxic for Democrats
New RepublicGraham Vyse
Last September, at a rally in Roanoke, Virginia, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump made a promise to black America. “I will fight to make sure every single African-American child in this country is fully included in the American dream,” he said. “That includes...
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Is Public Education Valuable? - Education Week
Education WeekJessica Keigan
When I decided to write about the purpose of public education, I assumed it would be an easy topic. As a teacher with 14 years of experience in the classroom, I have been lucky to observe the many benefits of public education...
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Nancy Bailey: Bill Gates Wonders What the Purpose of Life Might Be
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Nancy Bailey read a post written by Bill Gates (or his writer). It seems he read a book that led him to write a post called “The Purpose Problem: What If People Run Out of Things to Do?” I can say that...
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Enrollment drops at suburban, rural schools as cities grow
Education Week
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Schools in Massachusetts' South Coast region are getting smaller. Enrollment has dropped in nearly all of the region's municipal school districts — non-vocational, non-charter districts — over the last decade. Several have seen population declines approaching one-quarter...
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Charter Schools, Education
Do You Think Every Child Deserves a Qualified Teacher?
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
I’m glad that the NPE is arranging this, but the SUNY Charter Institute has been in the charter billionaires’ pocket ever since Pedro Noguera resigned from the board when SUNY started allowing connected charter chains to change preferences in their charters so...
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Charter school’s demise prompts debate about strengthening oversight
EdSourceGeorge White
Credit: Flickr - Willem van Bergen Prompted by investigations into alleged misappropriation of funds at Tri-Valley Learning Corporation, a charter school chain based in Alameda County, the California Charter Schools Association and advocates for more charter school transparency are stepping up efforts...
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Ann Cronin: Connecticut State Board of Education Rips Off Taxpayers and Children of Bridgeport
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Ann Cronin taught English for many years in Connecticut, which has one of the most successful state school systems in the nation. However, Connecticut has several districts where people live in dire poverty. Under the administration of Governor Dannel Malloy, the answer...
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Jersey Jazzman: The Secrets of Successful Charter Schools (Extra Money and Shedding Students)
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
This is second in Mark Weber’s two-part series about an amazing charter school in Philadelphia. He reveals its secrets: it gets more funding than public schools. It chooses its students with care. It loses students who can’t make the grade. A sure-fire...
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Please keep this guy away from rousing charter school debate
Washington PostJay Mathews
Haverford professor Oberfield sees both sides. How dare he?
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Florida: The Corruption and Conflicts of Interest Behind the Charter Industry
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
In some states, like Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, charter operators get what they want by making campaign contributions to state legislators and the governor. Florida is different. The charter operators and members of their families are members of the legislature. They...
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