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Dora Taylor: The “New Gentrification”: Charter Schools and Teacher “Villages” for TFA

July 22, 2018

The commenters insights explain the awfulness of this idea, which exemplifies the way oligarchs suppress wages and control the ability of workers to seek work elsewhere…. all the while increasing their wealth.

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Dora Taylor, a parent activist in Seattle, noticed an interesting new development.

A developer plans to build a project that includes retail, low income housing and at one time, a charter school, the Green Dot charter school chain, in Southeast Seattle.

Based on further research, I found this is not an anomaly but a national trend.

Bankers, developers and real estate brokers are working together with Teach for America (TFA) and charter school enterprises to offer low income housing mainly for Teach for America recruits and other teachers who do not have adequate pay for clean and safe housing along with free space for charter schools through city and state support. These are our tax dollars paying for highly lucrative business ventures where all the profit goes back to the bankers, developers and brokers.

These people are not developing these projects out of the goodness of their hearts, they…

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