Profits of Doom

by Larry Sand

From California to Africa, teachers unions fight the “for-profit” bogeyman.

Well, I guess we can all rest just a bit easier now that California is on the verge of banning for-profit charter schools. Sponsored by the California Federation of Teachers, AB 406 is making its way through the California State Senate, having glided through the Assembly. In an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, CFT president Josh Pechthalt and the bill’s author Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) warn us that five for-profit education management organizations “cheat our students and reap huge profits at taxpayer expense.” (That comment could very easily apply to Mr. Pechthalt’s organization and its big sister, the California Teachers Association, but I digress….)

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