Tag Archives: Schools

Report: Charters Creating Two-Tier Education

Report: Charters Creating Two-Tier Education
As an antidote to the “grow grow grow” mentality of the elected officials and business leaders pushing charter schools, a recent report by University of Oregon professor and political economist Gordon Lafer outlines what’s wrong with privatization of public schools. The report, titled Do Poor Kids ... Read more

Scathing Report Finds School Privatization Hurts Poor Kids

Scathing Report Finds School Privatization Hurts Poor Kids
The Economic Policy Institute asked Lafer to analyze the effects of privatization on the children these schools serve. The results are not pretty. A popular chain of charter schools called Rocketship, which originated in California and has spread to Wisconsin, with the enthusiastic ... Read more