"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Thrill is Gone

From a look at today's Google Alert list, it would seem to indicate some pretty consistent concerns with the corporate welfare charter school movement, which shows signs of running out of steam everywhere, except on Wall Street.

Gloucester County Times - NJ.com
By Milton W. Hinton Jr. I find it interesting that some very influential people have come out in support of the expansion of charter schools in our state, including Gov. Chris Christie, Mayor Corey Booker of Newark, and Reginald Jackson, ...

Sigourney school leaders say they will shutter the district's charter school at the end of the academic year, after state officials threatened to shut it down. The problems in Sigourney shine a light on the need for better monitoring of Iowa's charter ...

Philadelphia Inquirer
Ina Walker (left), CEO of New Media Charter School and Hugh Clark (right) president… (MICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Staff Photographer, file) The former chief executive officer of a charter school in Northwest Philadelphia pleaded guilty Friday to stealing more ...

Austin American-Statesman
Govalle Elementary School parent Vincent Tovar, who organized Saturday's gathering for opponents of the IDEA charter schools planned for East Austin, translates for some Spanish-only speakers at the rally. As part of a technology change, ...

Wicked Local
Students in Laura Powers' 4th grade class at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School were asked to select a book for their summer reading during class on Wednesday. The debate over a newly proposed charter school in Somerville is reminiscent of the debate ...

Asbury Park Press
Chris Christie and his administration that our schools, and our teachers, are failing our children. He has hammered away at the need for a series of reforms, from dramatically expanding the number of charter schools, to expanding school choice, ...

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