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Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has canceled a debate Sunday against Republican Chele Farley because of a labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election [...]
What we can learn from closure of charter school that DeVos praised
Betsy DeVos (Credit: AP/Susan Walsh) There was a recorded negative trend in student performance at the school prior to its closing Claire Smrekar, The Conversation2018-01-19T09:00:45Z•2018-01-19T09:00:45Z•0 Comments When [...]
3 Things on the Tom Price charter flight investigation
POLITICO health care reporters Rachana Pradhan and Dan Diamond, who originally broke the story about HHS Secretary Tom Price’s charter flight [...]
Interior Secretary Zinke traveled on charter, military planes
A spokeswoman said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s charter or military plane trips were booked only after officials were unable to find commercial flights that would [...]
Trump on whether he’ll fire Price over charter flights: ‘We’ll see’
‘I’m going to look at it. I am not happy about it, and I let him know it,’ the president says of the HHS secretary using taxpayer money to fund private jet travel. [...]
OIG: Investigation of Tom Price’s charter travel is ‘underway’
Jacqueline Larma/AP By DAN DIAMOND 09/22/2017 12:42 PM EDT Updated 09/22/2017 01:06 PM EDT [...]
Democrats request inspector general investigate Price’s use of charter planes
Rep. Frank Pallone said he and his colleagues will ask for “a full accounting of Secretary Price’s travel.” | Joe Raedle/Getty Images [...]
Paul Ryan’s Favorite Charter School
When House Speaker Paul Ryan arrived on a Harlem block earlier this month, the boyish-looking Wisconsinite was greeted by a crowd of irate New Yorkers brandishing homemade signs. One called him a “monster.” Another suggested he had “blood [...]
First charter school teacher strike in U.S. history set to begin this week
This article originally appeared in In These Times. For the third time in eight months, Chicago charter school teachers are on the verge of going on strike. After a year of negotiations with management for their first contract since unionizing [...]

11 ways Chicago is the beating heart of the disastrous charter school agenda

Chicago’s public school system has become a showcase for the negative effects of K-12 privatization, according to a new report that tracks how the city replaced struggling local schools with dozens of charters that didn’t perform better, [...]