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Irene Goes to Washington

Produced and reported by Karn Dhingra and Paul Stephens

Follow Irene Hall, co-founder of Discovery Charter School in Newark, N.J. as she lobbies for her charter school in D.C. as a part of National Charter School Advocacy Day 2009.

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  1. abercrombie says:

    I am really interested in this topic can you provide me with any more information on it? Greatly Aprecciate it!

  2. I came across your blog today and am looking forward to reading the archives!
    This post resonated so loudly with me

  3. Bully Buster says:

    It is “politics as usual,” not truth and fair-play, Irene. You are not willing to sell-out, so the money is blocked…Political Planned Obsolescence.

    Are certain charters for sale? Are connected, imported, lawyered-up, ivy league chtr bluffers/$uit gang$ painting rotten walls, playing uniform dress up, expunging, spreading huge bucks, whitewashing, fudging, firing, flying under the radar…? Is anyone checking statutes, objecting, visiting, interviewing teachers and/or OPRAing? Charter=Public! Who can trust $$$ gang’s rationales or future results? Change? What a $$$ con job! It seems that kids, parents and non-union teachers are paying for slick Politics as Usual.

  4. Kathy Schwarz says:

    Irene,
    Way to go get what you want. Hope your efforts will pay off in a big way.
    Kathy

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