Out ideas for children and education are sound, their ideas fail every time, everywhere.
Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ever wonder who is the supplying the money behind the privatization of public schools?
It is a long list, and it starts with the U.S. Department of Education. Every year since 1992?, your taxpayer dollars have been used to open schools that drain resources from your public schools while selecting the students they want. If your state has charters, you can expect that they will lobby the legislature for more charters. They will close their schools, hire buses, and send students, teachers, and parents to the State Capitol, all dressed in matching T-shirts, to demand more charters. Since the children are already enrolled in a charter and can’t attend more than one, they are being used to advance the financial interests of charter chains, which want to expand.
The big foundations support the growth of the charter industry: the Walton Family Foundation has put more than $1 billion into charters…
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