public(state) versus charter(private) schools
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THE NEWS says we are watching the death of public education before our eyes. Detroit is closing more than 40 schools, Kansas City wants to close more than 40 percent of its school buildings.
August 5, 2011 |
who owns what ? charter schools funding
First, let's set the scene, or if you will, the justification used for the actions advocated by the "reformers" funded by the Billionaire Boys Club. At least since a Nation at Risk in 1983, the American people have been hammered with the theme that our students are falling behind in international competitions.
State schools , also known as public schools [ note 1 ] or government schools , generally refer to primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children by the government , whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by public funding from taxation .
Private schools , also known as independent schools or nonstate schools , [ 1 ] are not administered by local, state or national governments ; thus, they retain the right to select their students and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition , rather than relying on mandatory taxation through public ( government ) funding; at some private schools students may be able to get a scholarship, which makes the cost cheaper, depending on a talent the student may have e.g. sport scholarship, art scholarship, academic scholarship etc.
In the United States, charter schools are primary or secondary schools that receive public money (and like other schools, may also receive private donations ).
Paramount Pictures Anthony, a fifth-grade student hoping to win a spot at the SEED charter boarding school in Washington, D.C.; from Davis Guggenheim’s documentary Waiting for ‘Superman’ Ordinarily, documentaries about education attract little attention, and seldom, if ever, reach neighborhood movie theaters.
BY TODD FARLEY as published in the DETROIT FREE PRESS
Dear Deborah, I noted in my blog last week that the visionaries of the charter school idea—Raymond Budde of the University of Massachusetts and Albert Shanker of the American Federation of Teachers—never intended that charter schools would compete with public schools.
One of the highlights of the TFA 20th anniversary summit was certainly when Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made a rousing speech at the closing ceremony. The most impressive part of his speech was when he described the transformation of Englewood High School in Chicago while he was heading that school district. He said that they shut it down because 60% of the students were not graduating.
by Umair Haque | 4:23 PM February 24, 2010
The Equity Project (TEP) is a New York charter school , that opened in September 2009.
Stephen Twigg talking to children at a London primary school: he needs to marshall his arguments against for-profit schools. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Reports from Conservative "modernisers" are rolling off the presses, telling Michael Gove that the only way forward for schools is now the introduction of the profit motive.