Tar Heel heist: How the charter school industry is hijacking public education
The coming increase in the funding of charter schools, as advocated by the incoming Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, will drive the public and private education systems in different directions. From Michigan to North Carolina the examples stand out like pimples on a pig’s back.
In North Carolina, public schools are getting a lot less, while charter schools aren’t giving more
Few North Carolinians I talk to can explain how these schools make a profit. And if the schools do, it begs the question of whether it is ethical or legal for private interests to profit from education while many schools in the existing system can’t afford adequate learning materials and instructional staff.