AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on DeVos Nomination
John Oliver: Failing Charter Schools May Ruin Kids’ Futures
Inverse Charter schools receive approximately $7,000 per enrolled student, and the lack of oversight in some states leads to disastrous outcomes. The thing is, when a school fails, it’s completely different to when a business fails.
OP-ED: PRIVATIZING PUBLIC SCHOOL CUSTODIANS AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT
NJ Spotlight As members of the Healthy Schools Now coalition, we are concerned about the impact of school privatization on school facility quality, as well as the social costs of this troubling trend.
Wallingford Board of Education abandons plans to outsource food service
New Haven Register The Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday night to abandon efforts to outsource the district’s food service operations to a private company in time for the 2016-17 school year.
IL: Rahm's privatization of school janitors is still a mess
Chicago Reader For the last several months, teachers in Chicago have been doing two jobs for the price of one: instructing kids, and occasionally taking a moment to mop, scrub, or vacuum their dirty classrooms.
Durham joins Outsourcing Hall of Shame
Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA), AFT Local 6732 It’s easy to find stories of outsourcing gone wrong all across the country. But Durham School Services’ woes in Shelby County, Tenn. were widespread and well-documented by Memphis TV station WMC-TV.
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders Statement on National Healthy Schools Day, April 7, 2015
Saunders: “No question that quality public schools are a gateway to the middle class for millions of American children.”
North Carolina School Privatization Could Impact Students With Disabilities
Public News Service Advocates for children with disabilities are concerned about the impact North Carolina's expanded charter school and private school voucher program may have on them. . . .
OH: Union-Busting & Privatization On Tap For Dayton Schools In New Year
Plunderbund When school resumes on January 5 for Dayton Public Schools (DPS), an out-of-state company will be in charge of placing substitute teachers (called “reserve teachers” in Dayton) in classrooms.
NY State Official Raises Alarm on Charter Schools - And Gets Ignored
ProPublica One of New York state's top fiscal monitors told ProPublica that audits by his office have found "practices that are questionable at best, illegal at worst" at some charter schools.
Workers win food fight: Decision lets 53 school cafeteria staffers keep their jobs
The Bristol Press A ruling by the state Board of Labor Relations Tuesday said the Board of Education must honor the tentative agreement it negotiated with the union, a deal that the Republican majority on the panel declined to back.
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