"MORE CHARTER SCHOOLS AHEAD?" MORE ILLUSION OF IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION

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(Mensaje se repite en Español)

In reporting the "Broad Foundation seeks an expansion of L.A. charters to boost student success..," yet again Los Angeles Times "reporter" Howard Blume uncritically swallows the Broad, Keck, and Walton Foundations completely unsubstantiated- and in fact- clearly contradicted claims that more charters would be better than traditional public schools- instead of finally addressing and pragmatically fixing our long failed public education system.

The fact that traditional public schools remain de facto segregated- and shunned by Whites- with their 90% undereducated Latino and African American student body is never mentioned, even though continued segregation remains the predominant factor in maintaining the continued failure of public education as was clearly pointed out in a recent two-part series on NPR entitled, The Problem We All Live With.

First the corporate and foundation dictated dominant narrative sets up the strawman of longstanding and purposefully failed public education systems- like LAUSD- and then Blume yet again reports the corporate-public-education-charter-privatization party line story that presupposes charter schools do better, when the clear and uncontradicted data show exactly the opposite:

"A study done by Stanford University found that charter schools on average perform about the same or worse compared to public schools."

True integregation would turn things around more than charters, but that option is never on the table 61 years after Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) said segregated education is "inherently unequal."

Another fact worth mentioning and yet completely ignored by Howard Blume and others like him in a corporate pre-digested media is that the vast majority of charters are well over 90% Latino or African American with few, if any, Whites.

Given these circumstances it is no surprise that the vast majority of the several hundred charters in the Greater Los Angeles area already do as bad or worse than the LAUSD schools from which they are drawing their population. So now, you have a failed LAUSD that can only do worse as student average daily attendance money (ADA) is drawn off to equally abysmal charters, where the well being of their vendors of goods and services at inflated over fair market prices continues to take precedence over the academic needs of students.

Now in fairness to charters, their are some organizations like the KIPP Charters that have succeeded beyond expectation- KIPP Comienza had a 978 Academic Performance Index (API) in 2013- in raising the level of their students coming from the same ethnic and low socio-economic areas- be they LAUSD or charter- where the vast majority of students continue to fail miserably in what only can put them in subsequent jeopardy of joining or 2.4 million present prison population in this country, where 60% of the inmates are Black or Latino.

The now perverted for profit initial purpose of charters was to serve as a proving ground for new and potentially better educational methods. It was never anticipated that they should supplant the traditional public schools, but only augment their effectiveness. But with a close to $2 trillion a year public education budget nationwide, corporate greed is trying to get at least a 40% taste of this privatized charter "public education system" they now control for their own financial benefit. Remember failed LAUSD ex-Superintendent John Deasy now works for the Broad Foundation.

And to make matters worse, "Charters are exempt from many rules that govern traditional schools...and most are non-union." This only makes the pilfering of public education for profit all the more easy. Try and share this message with your own personal network, since it cannot be clearer that a corporate dominated mainstream media will not do so.

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Al informar sobre la "Fundación Broad busca una expansión de LA cartas para impulsar el éxito del estudiante ..," una vez más Los Angeles Times "" Howard Blume traga acríticamente las Fundaciones Amplio, Keck y Walton completamente unsubstantiated- y en reclamaciones hecho- claramente contradichas que más cartas serían mejores que escuelas- público tradicional lugar de finalmente abordar y solucionar pragmáticamente nuestro sistema de educación pública no siempre.

El hecho de que las escuelas públicas tradicionales siguen siendo de facto segregated- y rechazados por Whites- con su 90% undereducated alumnado latino y afroamericano nunca se menciona, a pesar de que continúa la segregación sigue siendo el factor predominante en el mantenimiento de la falta continua de la educación pública como era claramente señaló en una reciente serie de dos partes en NPR titulado, El Problema Todos vivimos con.

En primer lugar la fundación corporativa y dictó narrativa dominante configura el hombre de paja de larga data y con un objetivo fracasó Sistemas de la educación pública como LAUSD- y luego Blume vez más informes de la Carta de la privatización-pública-educación corporativa historia línea del partido que presupone escuelas charter hacen mejor, cuando los datos claros y no contradichas muestran exactamente lo contrario:

"Un estudio realizado por la Universidad de Stanford encontró que las escuelas charter del promedio realizan sobre el mismo o peor en comparación con las escuelas públicas."

Verdadero integregation sería cambiar las cosas más de las cartas, pero esa opción no está sobre la mesa 61 años después de que Brown vs Board of Education (1954) dijo que la educación segregada es "inherentemente desiguales".

Otro hecho digno de mención y sin embargo completamente ignorado por Howard Blume y otros como él en un medio de pre-digerido corporativa es que la gran mayoría de las cartas son más del 90% latino o afroamericano con pocos, si alguno, los blancos.

Dadas estas circunstancias, no es de extrañar que la gran mayoría de los varios cientos de cartas en el área metropolitana de Los Ángeles ya lo hacen tan mal o peor que las escuelas del LAUSD de que elaboren su población. Así que ahora, usted tiene una LAUSD fracasado que sólo puede hacer peor como estudiante promedio dinero asistencia diaria (ADA) se extrae de las cartas igualmente abismales, donde el bienestar de sus proveedores de bienes y servicios a más de inflado precios justos de mercado continúa a tomar prioridad sobre las necesidades académicas de los estudiantes.

Ahora para ser justos con las cartas, su son algunas organizaciones como las Cartas de KIPP que han tenido éxito más allá expectation- KIPP Comienza tenido un índice de 978 Rendimiento Académico (API) en 2013- en la elevación del nivel de los alumnos procedentes de la misma socio-étnica y baja áreas- económica ya sean LAUSD o Carta-donde la gran mayoría de los estudiantes siguen sin miserable en lo que sólo puede poner en peligro la posterior de la unión o 2,4 millones de población actual prisión en este país, donde el 60% de los reclusos son Negro o Latino .

El ahora pervertida con fines de lucro propósito inicial de las cartas era para servir como un campo de pruebas para los métodos educativos nuevos y potencialmente mejores. Nunca se previó que deberían suplantar a las escuelas públicas tradicionales, pero sólo aumentar su eficacia. Pero con una cerca de 2 billones de dólares al presupuesto de la educación pública en todo el país el año, la avaricia corporativa está tratando de conseguir por lo menos una muestra del 40% de esta carta privatizado "sistema de educación pública" que controlan ahora para su propio beneficio económico. Recuerde no LAUSD ex Superintendente John Deasy ahora trabaja para la Fundación Broad.

Y para empeorar las cosas, "Charters están exentos de muchas de las normas que rigen las escuelas tradicionales ... y la mayoría son no-unión." Esto sólo hace que el hurto de la educación pública para el beneficio tanto más fácil. Trate de compartir este mensaje con su propia red personal, ya que no puede ser más claro que un medios de comunicación dominada por las corporaciones no lo hará.

1 Comment

Elected leaders have failed to mention the fact that public school boards create each charter school then remain in the position to judge if they continue to exist, a conflict of interest. That set up fails because charter schools remain submissive to school board whim (the "what-have-you-done-for-me-lately?" gangster mentality). Charter school administration has therefore developed into public school administration on steroids, subservient to traditional school administration dysfunction operating at the board level. What is the main difference between charters and traditional schools? Teachers earn less salary and benefits then end up getting less credit for improvements in test scores, the outcome of not having a union in most charter school settings. Public school boards should not continue to decide charter school recertification unless the profit motive is removed. Recertification should include an analysis of how well charter schools represent nonprofit status. So the real problem is having nonprofits function as "for profit" corporate structures as lawyers are not held responsible for unethical administrative conduct. Test scores have become all that matters as the institutional model goes unchecked as part of the recertification process. A more clandestine problem is happening when government agencies like EEOC and DOJ have the very same kind of internal dysfunction as the public school system.
Respectfully,
Luis South, M.A/pps


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