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May 5, 2014

Release: New Report On Charter Industry Exposes $100 Million in Taxpayer Funds Meant For Children Instead Lost To Fraud, Waste & Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2014 CONTACT: Kyle Serrette: [email protected], 202-304-8027 Sabrina Stevens: [email protected], 720-295-0238 A new report released today reveals that fraudulent charter operators in 15 states are responsible for losing, misusing or wasting over $100 million in taxpayer money. “Charter School Vulnerabilities to Waste, Fraud And Abuse,” authored by the Center for Popular Democracy and Integrity in Education,

April 8, 2014

This Tax Day, tell the USDOE to #ShowTheDocs

This coming Tax Day, we’re re-submitting our request, with updated questions about how this administration’s signature education policies came to be. We believe it is unconscionable for the government officials, paid through our tax dollars, to create barriers between us and the information we need to make policies that work for our children and our communities. We will continue to fight to hold public officials accountable to all of us, not just a few powerful corporate interests.

March 26, 2014

Truthiness and Lies

We all make mistakes. When honest people make a mistake, they own up to it and make the needed corrections. So far, Jeb Bush’s foundation has done the exact opposite.

March 21, 2014

Take Action: Don’t let Jeb Bush deceive parents on TV!

Click here to ask Animal Planet, HGTV and The Family Channel to pull this misleading ad! Yesterday, we started looking into a new ad campaign, a website and TV campaign that promotes testing and the Common Core. Jeb Bush, his education foundation (FEE), and Chiefs for Change have a history of playing fast and loose with the facts while pushing

March 20, 2014

Pay Pearson, Go Further?

Bush’s group offers no links or citations to back up any of their claims about Florida’s education turnaround. But a quick glance at Florida’s most recent NAEP data reveals that their students’ score either statistically no different or worse than the national average on seven out of ten points of comparison.