Charter Schools in the news

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The news is that Charter Schools work much better than the union controlled public school system and parents want them for their children. All parents. From the New York Times:

Minority Voters Chafe as Democratic Candidates Abandon Charter Schools
The night before Democratic presidential candidates took to a debate stage here last week, black and Latino charter school parents and supporters gathered in a bland hotel conference room nearby to make signs they hoped would get the politicians’ attention.

“Charter schools = self-determination,” one sign read. “Black Democrats want charters!” another blared.

At issue is the delicate politics of race and education. For more than two decades, Democrats have largely backed public charter schools as part of a compromise to deliver black and Latino families a way out of failing district schools. Charters were embraced as an alternative to the taxpayer-funded vouchers for private-school tuition supported by Republicans, who were using the issue to woo minority voters.

But this year, in a major shift, the leading Democratic candidates are backing away from charter schools, and siding with the teachers’ unions that oppose their expansion. And that has left some black and Latino families feeling betrayed.

The Democrats do not want families with self-determination. That scares the Shiff out of them. The only way they can survive and keep the reigns of power is to keep the voters living on the Democratic plantation; give them free shit and hope they never wake up.

I am reminded of this graph:

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It comes from page two of this PDF report: State Education Trends - Academic Performance and Spending over the Past 40 Years by the CATO Institute.

The teachers unions are not there for the teachers. They are not there for the kids. They are there for themselves - they have political power and they do not want to lose it.

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