Chicago Save our School school project

UnChartered Territory


The School Project made a series of documentary films about the effect of school closures on Chicago’s families and educators.  “A team of documentary filmmakers began following affected families and educators, policymakers, and advocates as the closures unfolded — and their stories became a jumping-off point for exploring so many urgent questions facing public education today.” […]

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Louisianas Broken Charter Law

System Failure: Louisiana’s Broken Charter School Law


The Center for Popular Democracy has a new report outlining the problems with Louisiana’s charter schools. The state has invested billions of dollars to charters and school takeovers; however, the rapid growth has not been accompanied by investment in oversight. “The state’s failure to create an effective financial oversight system is obvious, as Louisiana charter […]

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dollars and charter schools

Report offers a blueprint for a strong critique of federal oversight of charter schools


Feds Spent $3.3 Billion Fueling Charter Schools but No One Knows What It’s Really Bought The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch wrote a report showing how taxpayer money is wasted by charter schools. (Read the full CMD Report on Charter School Waste and Lack of Accountability.) Excerpts from the report: “The U.S. Government Has […]

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