So public schools are one of the causes of the civil unrest in Baltimore?
Here's one response:
@EdgeofSports @alexisgoldstein @sarahljaffe @JeanneAllen So Baltimore has 31 charter schools. How many more will it take to "save" the city?
— Michelle Arnson (@MEGArnson) April 28, 2015
And of course Allen's Center For Education Reform (she is now president-emeritus of the organization) lives off the "philanthropy" money:
So @JeanneAllen seems to have blocked me and deleted the tweet. Big org, $2.5 mil from Walton for ed in 4 years -> pic.twitter.com/h83pF15H2y
— Kombiz Lavasany (@kombiz) April 28, 2015
Allen is a long-time proponent of public school privatization - here's her supporting the takeover of Philadelphia public schools by the for-profit Edison Schools:
Jeanne Allen, president of the Center for Education Reform, understands the enthusiasm for privatization in areas where public education has failed dismally. These companies are willing to be held accountable for their performance by contract.
"It's very refreshing for people for whom failure in public education presents a sense of urgency," she said.
Clearly Allen is on board with using whatever means necessary to hand over the public schools to her charter entrepreneur pals and sugar daddies.
This tweet sums things up:
.@JeanneAllen is out here using Freddie Gray's death as a vehicle to push charter schools. Disgusting pic.twitter.com/zfBZOcqmuj
— Brian Fleurantin (@BrFleurantin) April 28, 2015