Do Charter Schools Encourage Innovation and Best Practices in TPS?

And as the Hoover Institute so laconically and candidly stated, the real, rarely spoken of goal is the replacement of all traditional public schools, at least in urban areas, with retail charter chains run for profit, or in the case of non-profits, run by Boards of Directors – stocked with privatizers and entrepreneurs who know little if anything about education. What they do know, is that with education 5.6% of the GDP, twenty years of privatization efforts and economic disaster have provided them with a unique opportunity to make some good money.

GOOD NEWS FOR CHARTER SCHOOL CHAINS IN CALIFORNIA: ASSET STRIPPING GIVES THEM TITLES TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The real problem is the elephant in the room within which we all live: capitalism. According to Elena Aguilar, a writer for Edutopia: All the failing schools in Los Angeles are in low-income neighborhoods. We don’t want to acknowledge that we live in highly segregated cities and that especially in California our taxation system has produced major inequities in how schools are funded. The blame our schools are receiving is justified; it is morally reprehensible that they fail millions of children, but it is capitalism and our corrupt system of taxation and that should also be condemned. I fear that until we start having that discussion, we aren’t really going to get to the root of things and create an equitable education system for all children