Tarheel heist: How the charter school industry is hijacking public ed

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December 6, 2016
Our Future
by Jeff Bryant  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"If the American Dream (the one that includes a good job and a house with a yard, kids, and a two-car garage) is still alive, you can see it taking shape in Wake County in the heart of the state of North Carolina. Signs of surging prosperity are everywhere this morning as I make my way to West Lake Middle School in Apex, NC, on the outskirts of Raleigh. ... Wake County is home to five of the fastest growing cities in the Tar Heel State, which is the state with the nation’s fastest growth in economic output in 2015 at 13.4 percent. At West Lake Middle this morning, cars and busses in the drop-off lane back up out to the main road, where commuter traffic pushes impatiently to get by. I angle my car to a visitor spot because I’m not here to drop off a child. I’m here for a protest rally. The protest is happening because the rising tide of North Carolina’s economic resurgence has yet to raise all boats." (12/05/16)


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