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the clear message of continuing analysis from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, which tracks student performance in 25 states. In 2009, its large-scale study showed that only 17 percent of charter schools provided a better education than traditional schools, and 37 percent actually offered children a worse education. This report will get very little notice in the press, especially FoxNoise
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not here On 2/03/13, Hans wrote:

You are assuming that American schools have to follow the law. Very often, they do whatever the want and the law has no teeth
Feb 4, 2013
Broke FL Teacher We all know the charter movement isn't about the kids: it's about breaking the teacher's union and paying the lowest possible wages and benefits.

Anyhow, that study was from 2009. Is there anything more current?

I just got a disturbing email from the union that our 739 (or whatever the new SB6 law is called) will not have the same...See More
Feb 6, 2013
Broke FL Teacher From the union:

"On page 28 of 36 – PCS CIS 13-01

Charter schools are being exempted from portions of SB 736 as engrafted into s. 1012 FS. In each case, the charter school is complying with a much smaller portion of the statute than is the traditional public school.

The first change allows charters to only comply with t...See More
Feb 6, 2013
Jill The supply of new teachers is drying up as college students see that this is an unappreciated, low paying job that is a dead end. Your experience teaching is not valued by anyone outside of teacher...not corporate training..nothing. You will see a shortage soon and then they will be stuck with classrooms with low pay and no one much interested in t...See More
Feb 6, 2013
Scooby Ever since the age of 22, I have taught school, and have not held any other full-time employment, other than teaching. I will be 61 years old this year, and the working conditions for teachers have become even more dreadful, while salaries are ridiculous, considering the amount of education teachers are expected to have. I've worked plenty of part-...See More
Feb 11, 2013

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