Leonie had some comments on her blog. Here are excerpts with links.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
It's been a hard few weeks for the charter lobby. First, members of the NAACP overwhelming approve a resolution calling for a national moratorium on charter schools.
Then, the Black Lives Matters movement called for an end to the privatization of our schools:
John Oliver on HBO's Last Week Tonight did a terrific take down of the corruption and chaos that charters bring to our public school system.
John Oliver's satires can be quite influential.
See how his critique of testing companies in 2015, including the infamous Pearson Pineapple, helped influence parents to turn against standardized testing in a nationwide survey:
But don't feel too bad for the charter lobby. Backed by millions of dollars of "dark money" from right wing corporate interests and Wall St. hedgefunders, they aren't giving up.