Tag: charter schools and gays

KKK vouchers? Ethnic cleansing? All sides in education debate need a breather

Sad but true: The other day, one of Louisiana’s statewide teachers unions tweeted that the Black Alliance for Educational Options, the stand-up school choice group, supports “KKK vouchers.” It subsequently tweeted, “Tell everyone you know.” (Details here.) Even sadder but true: This wasn’t an isolated event. In recent months, critics[Read More…]

‘Charter school bill in Alabama is barely on life support’ – political reporter Bill Britt, podcastED

A bill to finally bring charter schools to Alabama looked like a slam dunk at the start of that state’s legislative session.  But after a barrage of negative attacks, intense lobbying by the state teachers union and a stealth ad campaign that has tried to link charter schools to gays, lesbians,[Read More…]

What do gays, lesbians, Muslims and President Obama have to do with charter schools? To some in Alabama, a lot

Somebody in Alabama is so desperately scared of school choice, they’ve launched a stealth campaign to make school choice seem scary. Their goal: to tarnish charter schools by linking them to gays, lesbians, Muslims, Democrats, abortions – and if that’s still not frightening enough – to Michelle Rhee and President Obama.[Read More…]