Tag Archives: #charterschools

CHARTER SCHOOLS, TAKE TWO.

A new year is about to begin, along with a new attempt to create publicly funded, privately managed charter schools in Mississippi. Despite the legislature’s failed attempt to pass a charter school bill in 2012, which was due in large … Continue reading

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Big Money In Washington State

Charter schools are currently not allowed in Washington State. However, that may change this November when its residents vote on a ballot measure that, if passed, will open the state up to charter schools. There are people with a lot … Continue reading

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**THE T.F.A. — CHARTER CONNECTION IN MISSISSIPPI**

The following comment was recently submitted and approved to one of my previous posts: “We have 550 Teach For America teachers in the Delta this year, and the 60% who stay in education after their two-year commitment aren’t staying in … Continue reading

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**IN DEFENSE OF (HONEST) COMPETITION**

I love competition. I’m a car dealer. In my opinion, there isn’t a more competitive business sector on Main Street, U.S.A. than the sale of new and used vehicles. I’ve mellowed somewhat in my current position as General Manager. It’s … Continue reading

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The Public School Warrior Goes to Jackson

The gray, roiling clouds that hung over the westbound lane of I-20 were nothing short of a premonition. For the first time since a Middle School field trip almost twenty-five years ago, I was headed to our State Capitol. A … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Evidence Against Charter Schools

You’ve heard plenty from me on this topic. Now it’s time for you to hear from other parents, some leading experts in the field of education and the investigative journalists who — unlike me — actually get paid to find … Continue reading

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“A Stone’s Throw”: The Charter School Myth

Kudos to one of the leading advocates for charter schools in our state, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy,  for putting together a top-notch piece of cinematic creativity. The fine-tuned persuasiveness of the film should come as no surprise to … Continue reading

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