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Chapel Hill, NC, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

The teacher movement against charter schools helped send Puerto Rico’s governor packing

Puerto Rico’s teachers fought off charter school corruption and helped oust a governor → Read More

Why won’t the charter school industry acknowledge its failures?

Nationwide, the litany of charter school outrages continues to grow. Why won't the industry reform? → Read More

How charter school proponents alienated many Democrats who once backed their cause – A

The politics of charter schools have changed, and bipartisan support for these publicly funded, privately controlled schools has reached a turning point. A sure sign of the change came from Democrats in the House Appropriations Committee who have proposed a deep cut in federal charter school grants → Read More

Progressives take a bold stance at an epicenter of the charter school movement for public education

Unifying this diverse coalition was an uncompromising political argument about what makes public schools public → Read More

‘Privatization is going to kill this city’: How progressives are fighting the plot to gut public education – A

When President Trump appointed Betsy DeVos to be U.S. Secretary of Education and made charter schools, vouchers, and other forms of “school choice” practically the sole emphasis for his K-12 education policy—other than slashing funding and programs for public schools—he brought national attention to → Read More

Things didn’t go well when Betsy DeVos was confronted with her department’s charter school fraud

During a series of recent congressional hearings, DeVos had to respond to recent report findings → Read More

Things didn’t go well when Betsy DeVos was confronted with her department’s charter school fraud

During a series of recent congressional hearings in Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had to respond to a recent report finding the U.S. Department of Education has been scammed for hundreds of millions of dollars by fraudulent or mismanaged charter schools. Her responses reveal not only her inability to counter legitimate concerns over the spread of charter schools but… → Read More

These 3 simple questions about Betsy DeVos' Education Department 'created havoc' among her staff

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is famous for giving nonresponses to fairly straightforward questions. More than one commentator has had fun with her contorted evasions, but her inability to explain the rationale for current education policies isn’t confined to her own personality and ideology. It’s actually been endemic in the education policy world for years, particularly in how the… → Read More

I asked these 3 simple questions of Betsy DeVos’ Education Department. It ‘created havoc’ among the staff. – A

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is famous for giving nonresponses to fairly straightforward questions. More than one commentator has had fun with her contorted evasions, but her inability to explain the rationale for current education policies isn’t confined to her own personality and ideolo → Read More

Teachers stage a bold protest that scores national attention

Kentucky teachers’ actions is a sign of how teacher protests are evolving. → Read More

W.V. teachers' rapid strike victory shows why progressives must join fight against privatization

The day after schools reopened, the teachers got what they wanted—a “clean” bill increasing teacher pay 5%. → Read More

Charter schools are pushing public education to the breaking point

Charters are driving Boston’s public education system to the financial brink → Read More

‘Choice’ has become an excuse for charter and voucher schools to discriminate

The evidence mounts: Not all families have equal access to the education opportunities advocated by Betsy DeVos. When prominent advocates for “school choice,” such as U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, talk about how a market-based approach for education works, the very stories they might cite as successes actually reveal serious shortcomings of charter schools and vouchers, especially… → Read More

Urban communities of color increasingly reject charter schools

Parents and grassroots organizations are pushing for elections as the only way to hold schools accountable → Read More

Here’s why urban communities of color are increasingly rejecting charter schools – A

Parents and grassroots organizations are pushing for elections as the only way to hold schools accountable. → Read More

The school privatization agenda took a major beating in the midterms

From California to New York, the charter school attack got a taste of democracy → Read More

The school privatization agenda took a major beating in the midterms

From California to New York, the charter school attack got a taste of democracy → Read More

The midterm elections show America’s major shift in attitude to charter school privatization

It’s not hard to find news stories about waste, fraud, abuse and downright theft in the school privatization sector → Read More

The Midterm Elections Show a Major Shift in America's Attitude Toward Charter School Privatization

It's not hard to find news stories about waste, fraud, abuse and downright theft in the school privatization sector. For years, the policy window for privatizing public schools has been wide open, and what was once considered an extreme or at least rare idea—such as outsourcing public schools to private contractors with few strings attached, or giving parents public tax money to subsidize their… → Read More

How Teachers Might End Up Beating Back the Koch Brothers’ Plan to Privatize Arizona Schools

A destructive voucher program drained the state of millions of education dollars. The moment Beth Lewis realized the powerful political forces she was up against was when she was seated in the gallery of the Arizona House watching Republican legislators, one-by-one, fall into line to support a new bill she and her fellow teachers had come to the capitol to oppose. Republican Governor Doug Ducey… → Read More