Debate Intensifies Over Alleged Profit Motive in Public Education

By Kevin Mooney
Are business interests plotting to take over the public education system and turn a profit at the expense of the public? That is the charge leading figures within the Coalition for Public Education have aimed against Gov. Bobby Jindal and the school board candidates who favor charter schools.

TAGS: BESE, Charter Schools, Coalition for Public Education, election, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Recovery School District, school board, Teach for America

Commentary: Public Education Bureaucracy Fails Students Again

By Jamison Beuerman
A disturbing report in the Washington Examiner disclosed that, since August 2007, a dozen Washington, D.C. public school teachers have been fired for a litany of nausea-inducing incidents including corporal punishment, physical abuse, threats of bodily harm, and even sexual abuse. As if this behavior is not sickening enough, even more distressing is that there...

TAGS: Charter Schools, Teach for America, Teach Nola