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Citing Harm to Public Education, Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on For-Profit Charter Schools

(COMMON DREAMS) Jake Johnson, May 17, 2019

Ahead of the official introduction of his sweeping education platform in South Carolina this coming weekend, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday became the first 2020 presidential candidate to call for a national ban on for-profit charter schools.

“Charter schools are led by unaccountable, private bodies, and their growth has drained funding from the public school system,” Sanders tweeted. “When we are in the White House we will ban for-profit charter schools.”

Source: Common Dreams