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Edison – profiting from running schools

The Department for Education has approved a private US education company to sell services to groups setting up free schools and academies in England Director of Edison Learning, Tim Nash, stated that “if the opportunity arose” the firm might want to manage schools, but that the outlines for running state schools for profit had not been clearly outlined as of yet.

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New Charter School Study More Bad News for Corporate Education Reform

On average, charter schools are not performing as well as their traditional public-school peers, according to a new study that is being called the first national assessment of these school-choice options.

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Gove approves US for-profit charter companies to take over schools

Gove has approved a list of a dozen ‘preferred’ sponsors to take over schools he regards as under-performing. Among them are three leading American for-profit charter companies – EdisonLearning, K12 and Mosaic.

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Many Charter schools don’t fund pensions

In the 40 states that have charter schools, 24 of them require that teachers in those schools participate in the state’s retirement system. But in the other 16 states, the retirement benefits for charter teachers vary enormously, with some employers contributing nothing.

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Unlimited Charters: Not Smart

A devestating article by American Charter school supporters in Detroit who say they are not working. “You can’t have an easier environment for charters to demonstrate their superiority. But they haven’t. Not even close.”

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