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Who you gonna believe?

Larry Sand takes on teacher union naysayers and their myths on charter schools, in the California Policy Center.

The National Education Association, falling right into line with state affiliate CTA, relentlessly bangs the “no accountability” drum, and repeats the age-old saw that charters “drain money from traditional public schools (TPS).” NEA has crafted a new policy toward charters that Antonucci notes will be presented to the union’s representative assembly in July for ratification. When NEA president Lily Eskelsen García introduced the document to the union board, she quipped, “We don’t want to completely say that there are no good charter schools.” So, no, the report is not exactly a paean to charters.