Chiara sends this good news from Michigan, where more than 80% of charters operate for profit and entire districts have been given to for-profit chains.

We will awaken the public, we will organize, the politicians will follow, and we will win.

Chair a writes:

“Challenger in Michigan governor’s race calls for transparency and accountability in charter schools:

http://www.freep.com/article/20130905/OPINION05/309050100/mark-schauer-education-charter-schools-reform

He’s the first I’ve seen using this issue in a campaign. Michigan has a big for-profit K-12 industry at this point, they have whole districts that are completely privatized, so I’m not surprised it started there. It’s great to see that he’s talking about what they’re spending on advertising.

Should be interesting to see if this spreads to the neighboring big for-profit K-12 ed state, Ohio.”