Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In U.S. | Southwest Key, Known for Migrant Shelters, Cashes In on Charter Schools The schools are struggling with debt even as the charity sits on tens of millions. East Austin College Prep is one of multiple charter schools in Texas owned by Southwest Key Programs, a charity that is also the nation’s largest shelter provider for migrant children. Credit Credit Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times Supported by ByKim Barker March 15, 2019 At East Austin College Prep in Texas, raccoons and rats invade offices and classrooms. When it rains, the roof of the main building leaks. Room 106 was so rickety a chair leg fell through the floor. Yet for all this, the secondary school pays almost $900,000 in annual rent. It has little choice: Its landlord is also its founder, Southwest Key Programs, a charity that is the nation’s largest provider of shelters … [Read more...] about Southwest Key, Known for Migrant Shelters, Cashes In on Charter Schools
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Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post Published 2:47 pm PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Teachers and supporters rally in Los Angeles during this month's teachers strike. Teachers and supporters rally in Los Angeles during this month's teachers strike. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By David McNew. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By David McNew. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Teachers and supporters rally in Los Angeles during this month's teachers strike. Teachers and supporters rally in Los Angeles during this month's teachers strike. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By David McNew. Los Angeles school board calls for moratorium on new charter schools 1 / 1 Back to … [Read more...] about Los Angeles school board calls for moratorium on new charter schools
The United Teachers Lost Angeles (UTLA) and the school board of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will resume negotiations on Thursday at noon as the ongoing teachers’ strike enters its fourth day. Officially, the strike is about teachers’ demands for smaller class sizes, additional support staff, and a 6.5% pay raise retroactive to last year (the district is offering 6%, phased in over the next two years).Striking teachers and their supporters rally in downtown Los Angeles, California on the second day of the teachers strike, on January 15, 2019. – Teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest public school district in the United States, are striking for smaller class size, better school funding and higher teacher pay. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) But unofficially, the strike is about the unions’ effort to stop the growth of charter schools, most of which are … [Read more...] about Charter Schools, Not Pay or Class Size, Are Target of L.A. Teachers’ Strike
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper New York | Democrats Now Control Albany. How Will They Handle 5 Key Issues? Supported by The new legislative session kicks off Wednesday, with Democrats in control of the Legislature and the governor’s office. But big fights still await. ByVivian Wang Jan. 8, 2019 It is going to be a big year in Albany. That, at least, is the promise of New York’s Democrats, who now control all the lawmaking arms of state government for the first time in a decade. They have promised voters the moon and more, vowing to unleash a torrent of new laws that they said had been blocked by the State Senate’s recalcitrant — and now ousted — Republicans. On some issues, that may be true. Measures to codify Roe v. Wade abortion rights under state law, expand voting rights, protect child sex-abuse victims, reform … [Read more...] about Democrats Now Control Albany. How Will They Handle 5 Key Issues?