Anthony Cody: Why Do the Fake Education “Reformers” Hate Democracy? http://wp.me/p2odLa-7wv via @DianeRavitch
Anthony Cody wonders why corporate education reformers hate democracy. They love mayoral control, but only if the mayor agrees with their privatization agenda. They hate local school boards, because they are elected and can be removed.
They love private corporate control. They work to enact ALEC’s goal of removing local control from communities.
Democracy is too messy. The reformers know how to buy mayors and legislatures. Campaign contributions do the job. But the problem with democracy is that voters are unpredictable. The “reformers” can’t buy them, although the reformers can spend millions to flood the airwaves with attack ads, and they own most of the mainstream media. Think Murdoch. Think Education Nation.
Think Reed Hastings, the billionaire who owns Netflix. He let the cat out of the bag in a recent speech, which Cody quotes and links to.
“Reed Hastings was right about one thing. If you go…
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