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Despite Shocking Reports of Fraud at Charter Schools, Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Increase Oversight

The Nation - May 9, 2014, by Zoë Carpenter - Between 2003 and 2008, a Minnesota charter school executive named Joel Pourier embezzled more than $1.3 million from his school, the Oh Day Aki Charter...

05/9/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Weak Charter School Oversight Leads to Fraud and Mismanagement

DailyKos - May 6, 2014, by Laura Clawson - Charter schools benefit from a massive double standard, taking public money without being subject to the regulations or oversight applied to traditional...

05/8/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Despite rebound, minorities still hardest hit by U.S. housing bust

Reuters - May 8, 2014, by Jennifer Chaussee - Despite a rebound in the U.S. housing market, African-...

05/8/2014 | Holding Wall Street Accountable, Restoring Community Wealth

What Housing Recovery?

New York Times - May 8, 2014, by Peter Dreier - Recently there’s been a lot of happy talk about the nation’s housing recovery. Frequent reports about rising prices suggest that the tens of...

05/8/2014 | Holding Wall Street Accountable, Restoring Community Wealth

Charter Schools are Cheating Your Kids: New Report Reveals Massive Fraud, Mismanagement, Abuse

Salon - May 7, 2014, by Paul Rosenberg - Just in time for National Charter School Week, there’s a new report highlighting the predictable perils of...

05/7/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Report Documents $100 Million in Charter School Fraud in 14 States and D.C.

Education Week - May 7, 2014, by Katie Ash - An examination of charter schools in 15 charter markets across the United States has exposed nearly $100 million in losses due to fraud,...

05/7/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Charter Schools Fail: New Reports Call Their ‘Magic’ Into Question

Education Opportunity Network - May 7, 2014, by Jeff Bryant - When members of the U.S. House of Representatives consider, beginning today, a bill to incentivize the expansion of charter schools,...

05/7/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Ana María Archila and Héctor Figueroa on Immigration Reform

Cuatro panelistas explican los logros y obstáculos de las marchas pro-inmigrantes de primero de mayo que llevan ya casi una década. Visitan el programa Héctor Figueroa, presidente del sindicato...

05/6/2014 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

New Report Cites $100 Million-plus in Waste, Fraud in Charter School Industry

A new report by two groups that oppose reforms that are privatizing public education finds fraud and waste totaling more than $100 million of taxpayer funds in 15 of the 42 states that operate...

05/6/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

Report: Lack of oversight leads to fraud, abuse in charter school operations

Arkansas Times - May 6, 2014, by Max Brantley - Don't look for Bill Moyers to be getting any grants from the Walton Family Foundation. ...

05/6/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools


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