Posted on March 30, 2014 by willyloman
(It should be mentioned that the original charter school system was set up in Chile under Pinochet, the dictator we put in power in ’73. ALEC is a good part of the strength of the charter school movement. You will remember, ALEC was created in 1973, two years after the Lewis Powell memo of ’71)
by Bill Moyers, from Moyers & Company
[go here to watch the interview] [here is Diane Ravitch's website]
Public education is becoming big business as bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity investors are entering what they consider to be an “emerging market.” As Rupert Murdoch put it after purchasing an education technology company, “When it comes to K through 12 education, we see a $500 billion sector in the U.S. alone.”
Education historian Diane Ravitch says the privatization of public education has to stop. As assistant secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, she was an advocate of school choice and charter schools; under George W. Bush, she supported the No Child Left Behind initiative. But after careful investigation, she changed her mind, and has become, according to Salon, “the nation’s highest profile opponent” of charter-based education.
[full transcript after the break]
Filed under: Charter School Scam, Neoliberalizing America, Privatizing Public Education | 2 Comments »
Posted on October 26, 2012 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
student at Young’s Motel 6 High School
School didn’t have computers, a library or even cafeteria services and the money the for-profit school saved by cheating 181 kids out of a decent education, they apparently divided up among themselves when the gig was finally up in Orlando. Christ, according to their recent evaluation, they couldn’t even teach English!
When you think about charter schools, you think about someone trying to sell the “public/private partnership” in terms of saving taxpayers some money. It’s simply not true. It costs more per student to educate through a charter school system and most studies show the education they receive is rather substandard at best. No accountability, no morals.. the WalMartization of Education is at hand.
Filed under: Charter School Scam, class warfare, Economic Crisis ie. Disaster Capitalism, economic terrorism, Neoliberalizing America, Privatizing Public Education, Public Private Partnership, Scott Creighton, War on Public Education, war on the middle class | Tagged: Charter School Scam | 4 Comments »