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The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools

The Public School Advantage:  Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools

by Christopher A. Lubienski and Sarah Theule Lubienski,
The Portland Oregonian, February 4, 2014

In 2010, "Waiting for Superman" added momentum to the movement to privatize education. Featuring Geoffrey Canada, the founder of charter schools in Harlem, and Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public school system, the documentary depicted bureaucratization and unions as obstacles to effective teaching and learning in public schools. And it suggested that charter schools -- which offer autonomy, choice, and competition -- are the best hope for America's children.

 

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