Posts Tagged ‘schools’

May
2014
8

REPORT: Fraudulent Charter Schools Responsible for $100M in Taxpayer Losses Across 15 States

REPORT: Fraudulent Charter Schools Responsible for $100M in Taxpayer Losses Across 15 States
  A new study from Integrity in Education claims “fraudulent charter operators in 15 states are responsible for losing, misusing or wasting over $100 million in taxpayer money.”  The report — “Charter School Vulnerabilities to Waste, Fraud And Abuse” — was a combined effort of the Center for Popular Democracy and...
Oct
2013
21

CA School Construction, Retrofit Boom Set to Begin Following Allocation of $650M

CA School Construction, Retrofit Boom Set to Begin Following Allocation of $650M
  In California, two separate state agencies have made more than $650 million available for school construction projects and energy efficiency retrofits. This will create thousands of new jobs for members of the building trades.   Using funds made available by the passage of Proposition 39, the California Department of Education (CDE)...
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Sep
2013
18

Corporate Interests Change Lexicon for School Privatization into “Education Reform”

Corporate Interests Change Lexicon for School Privatization into
  Salon recently ran an insightful excerpt from the book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, written by former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch. The piece, “School Privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools,” sheds light on the...
Aug
2013
26

Philly School District Commissions PLA Study Ahead of $150M School Construction Boom

  The Bristol Township School District in northeast Philadelphia has solicited a month-long study about the effects of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) as they enter the planning stages of a $152 million new schools and renovations project.   The school district has hired...