Talk Out of School

Charter School Growth, Drain on Public Schools, and Cyber Charters

Episode Summary

In this episode, Carol Burris, the Executive Director of the Network for Public Education, talks with writer Peter Greene and parent activist Susan Spicka of Pennsylvania on the problems of letting charter schools grow without caps. Peter talks about where the Democratic candidates stand on school privatization and Susan talks about the money drain on public schools that is caused by charter schools. The serious problems caused by cyber charters are explained. Listeners are encouraged to read NPE's new report on the federal charter schools program, Asleep at the Wheel.

Episode Notes

Network for Public Education report: Still Asleep at the Wheel

NPE Action Conference

Education Voters, PA

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