School Folk Fighting for Control, Yep, Fits Right In

7 02 2009

“Perhaps the standoff should not be a surprise. Charter schools, which are publicly financed but operate independently, were founded in opposition to teachers’ unions; many of the movement’s supporters view union contracts as a fundamental flaw in public education that keeps ineffective teachers on the job.

And KIPP [Knowledge Is Power Program] like many charters, has hired teachers without traditional training and requires long hours and weekend work, usually for extra pay. . .”

With unionization heating up as the next big battle in federal politics as soon as our pesky economic crisis is addressed, this skirmish fits right in — see pro and con politics of union card check fight, and you might think the interests of you and your child to live free and peacefully don’t figure into it much, for either side.

Are public or private (government or corporate) controls on your side as an individual, or is the deeper truth that in the never-ending battles and/or collusions between them, we as self-governing individuals just keep losing, no matter which front is the news of the day?

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29 07 2009
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[…] School Folk Fighting for Control, Yep, Fits Right In “They would march America into a dictatorship and probably feel that things had improved as a result,” Altemeyer told me. […]

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