Here’s our pick of recent news about the effort to privatize public education in California and the families, students, and teachers fighting back.
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Enrollment preference for wealthy families removed. An enrollment preference that would have given some families in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills higher priority when applying to enter Bullis Charter School has now been permanently removed. Mountain View Voice
Privatizing Oakland’s schools. A history of the efforts to privatize Oakland’s schools, and in particular the role of billionaire Eli Broad. Black Agenda Report
A3 fraud case continues. A San Diego County Superior Court judge has blocked payments of more than $1.5 million to several businesses that had billed the now-defunct A3 charter schools. The San Diego Union-Tribune
How corporations are forcing there way into America’s public schools. Independent Media Institute’s Jeff Bryant reports on the growing corporate influence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) that is shaping the K-12 curriculum in local communities nationwide. Salon
National School Choice Week is actually about promoting certain choices over others. In the Public Interest’s Jeremy Mohler on National School Choice Week: “By recklessly pushing vouchers and charter schools at all costs, the privatizers funding the school choice movement actually aim to eliminate choices for parents, students, and teachers.” In the Public Interest