The NAACP at its 107th National Convention ratified a resolution calling for a moratorium on charter school expansion “…at least until such time as Public funds are not diverted to charter schools at the expense of the public school system.” Carlos Taboada asks that we re-frame analysis of the relationship between charter and public schools in the language of the Biological sciences, specifically Parasitology.
The 2010 Supreme Court (5-4) decision established the doctrine that money is a form of free speech. Free speech is an abstract right guaranteed to all by the Constitution. The problem with the “money is free speech” doctrine arises from the fact that money–a store of value and medium of exchange–is not an abstract right… Read More »
On October 19th, 2016, the Governing Board of West Contra Costa Unified School District will vote on Ron Beller’s proposal for a new Caliber High School to open in 2017-1018. Caliber will apply for Prop 39 facilities through WCCUSD, With an enrollment projection of 90 students, the Caliber High School will receive $967,590 during its fist year from Average Daily Attendance (ADA) Local Control Funding Formula funds. Given Caliber’s enrollment projections, it will receive $6 million in ADA during its first four years of operation.
On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 7:43 PM, Steve Zeltzer wrote: Don’t Help Privatizers And Charter Supporters In Their Take-Over Of WCCSD Statement of Defend Public Education NOW! 9/26/16 The millionaires and billionaires supporting more charters in the WCCSD are giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to their candidates to completely take-over the WCCSB. They… Read More »
After five months of public debate, the West Contra Costa Unified School District met in closed session to decide the fate of the Adams School site. Our School Board decided not to “move forward” with the sale of Adams Middle School property to the Caliber Charter School chain, owned by Ron Beller. “Thanks Board members!”… Read More »
This is a letter published by an Ad Hoc Coalition of Concerned Citizens. It is addressed to all School Board Members and high ranking administrators of the West Contra Costa Unified School District. After a strong push back from neighborhood groups and other groups the WCCUSD will finally reach a decision this evening. We will see which way the wind blows. In favor of real public education or in favor of the corporate edu-speculators.
I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field. —- Albert Einstein School Politics and Society is a blog that examines the interrelationship among these three constants of modern life. What are… Read More »
June 29, 2016 PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, in closed door session, approved a three year contract with Matthew Duffy to become its ninth permanent superintendent. Mr. Duffy will officially begin on July 6. We want to reiterate two requests made before the… Read More »