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For-Profit Charter Operator Lobbies for Workplace Schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As profit-driven charter school management companies seek growth opportunities, one of the country's largest for-profit firms is lobbying North Carolina legislators to create a new market for a type of school only rarely attempted.   The North Carolina legislation, modeled on a six-year-old Louisiana law, would allow corporations that help build [...]

Want to decrease crime? Consider charter schools.

One of the original arguments for educating children in traditional public schools is that they are necessary for a stable democratic society. Indeed, an English parliamentary spokesman, W.A. Roebuck, argued that mass government education would improve national stability through a reduction in crime.   Public education advocates, such as Stand for Children’s Jonah Edelman and [...]

States test worksite charter schools for company kids

RALEIGH, N.C. — A rarely applied experiment in education enabling companies to host taxpayer-funded charter schools for their employees’ children may be about to spread.   Florida is the only state bringing business-backed charter schools to work sites so far. The first launched in 1999, across the street from the Ryder truck rental company’s headquarters [...]

Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz is having a very good week

New York City’s largest school charter network, Success Academy, has won the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. The announcement comes during an already victorious week for the network, which just won a favorable ruling in a long-standing fight with the city over pre-K.   The Broad Prize, which includes a $250,000 award, goes [...]

Rise of charter schools: Some say they offer stability, safety from reassignment

CARY - More than 4,700 new Wake County students are expected to attend public schools this fall – but the majority of those newcomers will likely go to charter schools.   Charter school enrollment is rising statewide, but particularly in Wake, where the number of charter students has doubled since state lawmakers eliminated the limit [...]

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