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Story of the Day: Education Entrepreneurs Set to Disrupt Our Schools for Their Profit

26 Sep

An investigative reporter reveals the agenda of the corporate, fake-education reformers—-to disrupt public education by selling a propaganda narrative of failure, and the end goal is the reaping of billions in profits for entrepreneurs and investors—-they don’t care about the children.

Diane Ravitch's blog

This is the most important article you will read this week, this month, maybe this year. Lee Fang, a brilliant investigative reporter at the Nation Institute, documents the rise and growth of the new for-profit education industry. They seek out ways to make money by selling products to the schools, developing new technologies for the Common Core, writing lucrative leasing deals for charter school properties, mining students’ personal data and selling it, and investing in lucrative charter schools.

Their basic strategy: disrupt public education by selling a propaganda narrative of failure, which then generates consumer demand for new, privately managed forms of schooling (charters and vouchers), for new products (a laptop for every child), and for new standards (the Common Core) that require the expenditure of tens of billions of dollars for new technology, consultants, and other new teaching products. The Common Core has the subsidiary effect of reducing…

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