York City, Pennsylvania, Outrage!

Diane Ravitch's blog

Last Friday, a judge cleared the way to put the York City schools into receivership, meaning under state control. The Pennsylvania Department of Education previously announced its intention to hand over the entire school district to the for-profit charter chain Charter Schools of America.

Be it noted that today’s education “reformers” don’t much care for democracy. They would rather turn public schools over to a for-profit corporation that siphons off 20% in management fees and pays itself outlandish rental fees rather than trust parents and local citizens to do what’s best for their children.

Choice? There will be no “choice” for the families of York City. Their children will have to attend a charter school whose headquarters are in Florida. Yes, it is the death of local control and democracy in York City.

The news story says:

“State officials have said they would, if approved for a receivership, bring in…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

2 thoughts on “York City, Pennsylvania, Outrage!”

  1. This rings of one of the things that stuck out in the Kowalko FOIA with the email from Tony Allen sizing up the level of early Priority School buy-in from Wilmington’s black legislators. He said they are tentatively with the program until Markell would either close a school or turn it into a charter.

    One more reason Markell wants to get MOU agreements signed before the Assembly convenes in the second week of January. So there is no pushback from our elected regional Reps and Senators.

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