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Simplify Investments to Keep Them Clean

New York Times - May 11, 2014, Room for Debate: Connie Razza - Public pensions are under threat from outright fraud as well as the financial sector’s drive to generate higher profits for itself,...

05/11/2014 | Improving Job Quality

New Orleans experience a warning to Texas

Behind Frenemy Lines - May 10, 2014, by Jason Stanford - This is a typical day for Greg Abbott’s gubernatorial bid: He goes into the office, screws up his own campaign and goes home. If it weren’t...

05/10/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

MSNBC - The ED Show - Boehner pushes exclusionary school legislation

MSNBC The ED Show - May 9, 2014 - John Boehner pushed the charter school agenda one step further by supporting legislation to pour even more funding into the program. Ed Schultz, Ruth Conniff, and...

05/9/2014 | Promoting Strong Public Schools

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


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