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Charters not subject to equal protection

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Are charters public schools or not? It depends on the particular rule or law that they're trying to apply. Title IX, yes. 14th Amendment, no.

Calif. judge denies virtual charter schools relief

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A California judge denied any relief to online charters for reduced funding during the pandemic. No contract exists for funding, he ruled.

Hope that Biden will not advance privatization

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Will Joe Biden's education secretary make a dent in the universal privatization efforts now under way among public schools in the U.S.?

67-count Calif. indictment charges charter operators

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Loose charter school laws in some places like California have led to deceptive business practices and the fleecing of taxpayers.

Is a profit motive good for education?

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A profit motive in grant recipients can serve investors well, but is it good for the societal issue at the heart of the investment?

Md. awards grants to develop & expand charters

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Maryland awarded millions to a few charter schools so they can expand their programs, target internships, and grow.

Ga. charter school operator stole $1.2 million

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We've known charter schools can become corrupt more easily than traditional public schools because oversight regulations are relaxed.

A big online charter school is folding in Ohio

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A huge online charter school will shut its doors in Ohio, leaving ~12k students scrambling to find other educational options.

Hirsch H.S. & others in Chicago dropped football

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Charter schools are common in Chicago. The city wants to put another one inside an existing h.s. that has had its budget cut.

High school students need to study the fine arts

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If you don't think fine arts programming is vital, ask a high school student. An IL student newspaper asked several, and here's what they heard.