The Democrats’ Dumb War Against Charter Schools

How bad is the plan to ban for-profit charter schools, released Saturday by second-place presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)? Bad enough to draw this New York magazine headline from Jonathan Chait: “Bernie Sanders Wants to Destroy the Best Schools Poor Urban Kids Have.” Also bad enough to generate this asinine tweet:

We talk about the Democratic war on charters—sadly not limited to Bernie Sanders!—on this week’s Editors’ Roundtable edition of the Reason Podcast, featuring Katherine Mangu-WardNick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch. Also discussed: Last night’s television finale, last week’s weirdly DOA Trump immigration plan, and of course the weekend’s biggest news in libertarian politics, namely the tweetstorm from Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.) about the “impeachment threshold” behavior by the president.

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Audio production by Ian Keyser.

Relevant links from the show:

Rep. Justin Amash Says Trump ‘Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct,’” by Eric Boehm

Donald Trump Responds To Justin Amash: ‘Never a Fan…Total Lightweight…Loser,’” by Nick Gillespie

Justin Amash’s Principled Stand Against Trump Will Not Make Him Popular in the GOP,” by Robby Soave

Beto Called Charter Schools a ‘Good Idea’ in 2012. He Was Right.” By Zuri Davis

Cory Booker Is Running for President. Must He Run Away from School Choice?” by Robby Soave

N.Y.C. Mayor Bill De Blasio Mulling Presidential Run. Stop Laughing!” By Scott Shackford

Does School Choice Help Students Learn? All Signs Point to Yes,” by Nick Gillespie

Trump Unveils Plan To Promote Skill-Based Immigration,” by Zuri Davis

White House Increases Temporary Work Visas; Proposes Keeping Immigration Flat,” by Matt Welch

Game of Thrones Finale: Daenerys Vows to Make a Hell of Earth,” by Robby Soave

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