Stories tagged with charter schools

Pence breaks tie in vote to confirm DeVos

By Muckety   |   February 7, 2017 at 1:37pm   |   0 Comments

Donald Trump’s controversial nomination of Republican contributor Betsy DeVos to head the Education Department received Senate confirmation Tuesday, with the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.

The moneyed, conservative universe of Betsy DeVos

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 19, 2016 at 8:49am   |   0 Comments

Betsy DeVos, former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a vocal advocate of charter schools, reportedly is under consideration for education secretary.

Brown and Senor take on New York teachers

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 2, 2014 at 7:46am   |   0 Comments

TV journalist Campbell Brown and Republican strategist Dan Senor are becoming the first couple of school reform.

Celebrities and charter schools

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 23, 2014 at 9:34am   |   0 Comments

Money and fame often go hand in hand, and so it is with charter schools.

Hedge funders and charter schools

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 22, 2014 at 3:29pm   |   0 Comments

For all the attention paid to hedge funders’ connections to the charter school movement, few accounts actually name the hedge funders.

Charter schools: the Walton family’s favorite cause

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 7, 2014 at 7:26am   |   2 Comments

However crowded the Muckety map below might appear, its message is simple.

Mapping billionaires and charter schools

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 7, 2013 at 11:11am   |   0 Comments

While much of the activism for charter schools occurs at the local and state levels, the money funding the movement is unquestionably national.

Wall Street ♥ charter schools

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 5, 2013 at 9:37am   |   0 Comments

Call them cynical, but the widespread involvement of financial firms in the charter school movement raises suspicion among many public school advocates.

Charting the charter schools funding network

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 6, 2011 at 9:47am   |   0 Comments

A map of the funders of the charter school movement looks much like a map of the funders of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.

Focus is on NYC charter schools

By Paul Braus   |   October 27, 2007 at 12:00pm   |   0 Comments

New York City’s ambitious charter school initiative gets a new director this month in Michael Thomas Duffy, fresh from a successful run in Roxbury, Mass.

The city has about 60 charter schools, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he wants 100 by the time he leaves office in 2009. So Duffy has a big goal to meet.

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