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The Bridgeport, CT Takeover: The Level of Deceit is Shocking…

Posted on by Jonathan Pelto

Cross-posted from the blog Wait, What?, Earlier this week, the Connecticut’s governor and legislature agreed to give Bridgeport a “forgivable loan” of $3.4 million dollars in return for giving up the right to choose their own superintendent. Bridgeport’s schools are facing a deficit of less than 1.5 percent. There were numerous options, yet the Democrats who lead the state and Bridgeport chose the one that takes away the democratic rights of the citizens of Bridgeport. Can you imagine the state …

Chicago charter-funding group will pay to improve failing charters

Posted on by Julie Woestehoff

To every thing, turn, turn, turn… Catalyst Notebook reports that the Renaissance Schools Fund – which is about to “turnaround” its brand name and call itself “New Schools for Chicago” — is going to budget a few million to “restructure at least a handful of low-achieving charters.” Does that mean it’s time to reform “education reform”? Wait – now, which is the status quo?? It’s so confusing. But, don’t worry. Catalyst also reports that the New Schools for Chicago folks …