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General interest from various sites… Major link on privatization of Public Education…

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/12-more-features-white-working-class-trump-voters by Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet, including America’s democracy and voting rights. He is the author of several books on elections and the co-author of Who Controls Our Schools: How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatization Is Destroying Democracy and

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Education related…

The Higher Education Revolution Podcast #1 Over the last couple of weeks we have been preparing a podcast to go with the publication. In it we’ll discuss the articles we’ve posted and invite writers to come on to give more

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For the “Education and Democracy” Chapters…

…and Greg W. as well…http://www.alternet.org/education/crisis-education-super-wealthy-corporate-education-system-wants-destroy-public-schools http://www.alternet.org/education/billionaire-funded-charter-school-juggernaut-hits-roadblock-los-angeles One story that circulated around the time of the massive Government/Taxpayer bailout of the Banking and financial sectors at the time of “The Great Recession” really getting to “full tilt boogie” status went something

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Education chapters and more…

http://www.alternet.org/education/billionaire-funded-charter-school-juggernaut-hits-roadblock-los-angeles The larger goal? To get private access to $500 billion in taxpayer funds spent annually across America on K-12 public schools. Since the 1990s, the federal government has spent $3.7 billion on charter schools, mostly in the last decade.

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Media sites…

https://www.reddit.com/ http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/charter-revenue The Business of Charter Schooling: Understanding the Policies that Charter Operators Use for Financial Benefit by Bruce D. Baker and Gary Miron http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25692-the-con-artistry-of-charter-schools

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Spin on hedge fund relationship with charter schools:

Excerpt from Greg Palast’s new book. He is the author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy – This one’s called Vultures Picnic http://www.gregpalast.com/vulturespicnic/documents/Vultures_Picnic_Chapter1_Goldfinger.pdf http://richard-wilson.blogspot.com/2009/12/hedge-funds-charter-schools.html Another ominous view… http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/nyregion/10charter.html?pagewanted=all They have been contributing generously to lawmakers in hopes of creating

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For the Education and Democracy chapters…

http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/Resources/Zusman.pdf http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/ http://reclaimdemocracy.org/branded_schools/ http://populardemocracy.org/

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Misc. links… on charter schools…

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/10/21/landmark-look-us-charter-system-reveals-waste-fraud-ghost-schools http://www.prwatch.org/files/new_charter_school_black_hole_report_oct_21_2015.pdf http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/10/18/near-silence-education-first-democratic-debate

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Education chapter links and comments…

http://www.progressive.org/section/public-school-shakedown This is a very good article on CRPE by Sarah Lahm- although this link only lets you read part of the article… http://www.progressive.org/news/2015/05/188152/secret-group-wants-take-over-your-school Her blog is: http://www.brightlightsmallcity.com/ A great article about Ohio’s charter school situation and our “Favorite Son’s”

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For the Education Chapters…

http://www.alternet.org/education/web-secrecy-surrounding-federal-half-billion-handout-charter-schools Ohio Marijuana Initiative 3 http://www.alternet.org/drugs/why-norml-supports-ohio-monopoly-marijuana-legalization-initiative

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