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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Charter-School Advocates Want Government Money and Monitoring


“The Obama administration plans to significantly expand the flow of federal aid to charter schools, money that has driven a 15-year expansion of their numbers, from just a few dozen in the early 1990s to some 5,000 today. But in the first Congressional hearing on rewriting the No Child Left Behind law, lawmakers on Wednesday heard experts, all of them charter school advocates, testify that Washington should also make sure charter schools are properly monitored for their admissions procedures, academic standards and financial stewardship.” (New York Times, Thursday)

He who pays the piper….

FEE Timely Classic
“The Political Economy of Educational Vouchers” by Dwight R. Lee