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Bush administration official tells Moyers why she changed her mind about charter schools

Education historian Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education under the first President Bush, was once an advocate of school choice and charter schools. But Ravitch changed her mind after following the money trail behind the charter movement……

Record year for Ohio charter school failures is unnerving proponents

The charter school movement in Ohio has to contend with a rash of failing schools in Columbus. Of the 17 that failed last year — an unprecedented number, according to the Columbus Dispatch — nine only managed to remain open for a few months before failing, leaving students scrambling to…

Educators assail Tenn. bill seeking to exile legal immigrants from schools

The nation’s largest non-union teacher association on Thursday attacked a new bill in the Tennessee legislature for a provision that would prohibit the state’s charter schools from hiring too many legal immigrants, in what at least one conservative group apparently views as part of its ongoing crusade against Muslims. The…

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