13 Questions That Scare Charter School Advocates Communities need to know what they’re being sold.

By Alan Singer / The Huffington Post April 18, 2017

The Network for Public Education is challenging the Trump/DeVos anti-public school agenda. According to NPE, “DeVos and her allies have worked for decades pushing charters, vouchers and neo-vouchers such as education tax credits. DeVos even supports virtual charter schools that have a horrific track record when it comes to student success.”

This campaign picks up urgency as Arizona just passed legislation providing its entire student population with vouchers to attend private, for-profit, and religious schools. The law is modeled on Trump/DeVos proposals.

The public is often confused by the Trump/DeVos assault on public schools because they frame it as promoting “choice.” In response, The Network for Public Education prepared a thirteen-point question/answer toolkit to expose the lies and distortions of charter school, voucher, and tax credit advocates. The full toolkit is available online. This report excerpts key items from the toolkit.

Read the entire article at http://www.alternet.org/education/13-hard-questions-charter-schools-promoters-dont-want-taxpayers-ask?akid=15435.2623233.l7fEOh&rd=1&src=newsletter1075740&t=12