Greed is Good among the RheeFormers
This teacher blogger has compiled a list of some of the most recent charter school scandals. It is not an exhaustive list; the scandals just keep coming. [For a more exhaustive summary, go to “charter school scandals,” a website maintained by Oakland, California, parent activist Sharon Higgins (with no subsidy from corporations,foundations, unions or anyone else.)
This teacher blogger memorably writes:
As I see it, “corporate” is to “education” as “cigarette manufacturer” is to “public health and well-being.
And then on to recent scandals, like charter schools inflating enrollment to pad their payments by the state.
In other words, with stunning regularity, corporate education boiled down to one simple word. And that word was: Greed.
Why is anyone really surprised?
Many of us have written, for example, about the giant cesspool that is the for-profit college industry. It’s a great gig, after all, when five top…
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