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Really, Really, Really In Love With Charters


Jay Mathews1 really, really, really wants Virginia to have lots of charter schools. REALLY!

As always when he writes on this topic, Mathews doesn’t explain how transferring tax money to charters will improve public schools. His emphasis in these waste-of-newsprint Washington Post columns is always on the politics of the issue, with little to nothing about the educational value.

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Entrepreneur or Con Artist

The Washington Post reports that the latest project from serial education “entrepreneur” Chris Whittle is on the verge of failure.

In 2018, Whittle pitched investors on the concept of the “world’s first global school”, private institutions with a network of campuses around the world, emphasizing “experiential learning, foreign language skills and ‘a collective intelligence’”.

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