Education

Posted by Jonas Persson on May 28, 2015

ALEC has been working hard, and now the corporate bill mill has opened up a new front in the decades-long battle for a constitutional amendment: high school kids.

Posted by Jonas Persson on May 20, 2015

If the evaluation of charter school applications is deeply flawed, the oversight of the $3.3 billion disbursed by the federal government to expand charter schools is not much better.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on May 19, 2015

CMD has filed a lawsuit against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for unlawfully withholding public records about his office’s deletion of the University of Wisconsin's mission statement.

Posted by Jonas Persson on May 15, 2015

CMD's review of documents from the U.S. Department of Education sheds new light on the deep flaws in the design, implementation and oversight of the federal charter schools program.

Posted by Jonas Persson on May 13, 2015

CMD's review of grant documents shows that lack of democratic oversight is a boon rather than a burden if you want to receive money from the federal charter schools program.

Posted by Jonas Persson on May 12, 2015

CMD’s review reveals that the federal government has spent a staggering sum, $3.3 billion, of taxpayer money creating and expanding the charter school industry over the past two decades, but it has done so without requiring the most basic transparency in who ultimately receives the funds and what those tax dollars are being used for,

Posted by Jonas Persson on May 11, 2015

New emails reveal that the instructions to scrap the Wisconsin Idea from the UW Mission Statement originated with Walker’s Chief of Staff Eric Schutt, who was copied at least twice on the final language.

Posted by Jonas Persson on May 07, 2015

The feds have spent billions fueling charters but keep no comprehensive list of the charter schools or what they spent tax dollars on, amidst $200+ million in fraud.

Posted by Jonas Persson on April 28, 2015

Presidential hopefuls have been outbidding themselves in touting school vouchers but racial integration was never part of the original design, which was cooked up out of hostility for public schools and first used evade desegregation.

Posted by Jonas Persson on March 30, 2015

CMD's new Reporters' Guide on the Big Testing companies tallies the $20 million they've spent lobbying for expanded K-12 testing while trying to minimize privacy protections for American school children.

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