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Save this time for a Forum with Donald Cohen, Coauthor of

The Privatization of Everything:

How the Plunder of Public Goods Transformed America and How We Can Fight Back

April 3, Sunday at 12: p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

View the recording of the forum here.

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View our February 20 forum on

School's Choice:
How Charter Schools Control Access and Shape Education

A virtual form with the authors

Click here to view the recording of the forum.

Wagma Mommandi, M.Ed

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Donald Cohen is the founder and executive director of the research and policy center In the Public Interest and the co-author (with Allen Mikaelian) of The Privatization of Everything and (with Nick Hanauer, Joan Walsh, and Zachary Roth) of It’s Never Our Fault (And Other Shameless Excuses) (both from The New Press). He lives in Los Angeles.

Wagma Mommandi is a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. Wagma holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from American University and a B.A. in Biology from Colorado College. Prior to graduate school, Wagma was a high school science teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools. 

Dr. Kevin Welner

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Kevin Welner is a professor of education policy at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education and (by courtesy) at the School of Law. He’s also the director of the National Education Policy Center, housed at CU Boulder, which works to build bridges between the research world and the broader public. And Professor Welner is a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute and an American Education Research Association (AERA) Fellow. His most recent book is co-authored with Wagma Mommandi, titled, School’s Choice: How Charter Schools Control Access and Shape their Enrollment.

In a Washington Post article, Dr. Welner describes the 13 ways Charter Schools affect enrollment.  The first set is

before enrollment.

And after enrollment

During Enrollment

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