by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass
Something’s happening here. Last week new battle lines over the common core and charter schools were drawn. Randi Weingarten, head of the American Federation of Teachers, announced the union would no longer take money from the Gates Foundation on common core projects. Bill Gates countered, telling teachers to explain to parents the common core’s value. On the charter school front, Diane Ravitch said wealthy philanthropists were destroying public education with their hidden agenda to make money by privatizing education. Bloomberg News answered saying charter schools are not a Trojan horse. Confused? Articles below will get you informed on these policies.