Jeff Bryant: Why Schools Should Not Operate Like Walmart

16 Mar

Discover what happens when community based, public schools are taken over by Walmart’s business methods.

Diane Ravitch's blog

This is a must-read article. Share it with your friends who don’t understand the corporate assault on American public schools.

Jeff Bryant writes here about the Walton family’s effort to impose the Walmart business philosophy on public education. I have called it the Walmartization  of public education. The he family collectively is worth about $150 billion.

When Walmart enters a community, the local businesses can’t compete with its low prices and vast inventory. The local businesses close down. Main Streets across America are filled with empty stores and a dying commercial core, thanks to Walmart’s cutthroat competition. Walmart doesn’t care about community. It has only one purpose: profits for Walmart.

Central to to its business philosophy is cost-cutting. It wants the lowest-paid employees. It wants the lowest price products, so it buys wherever labor costs are lowest. I would be surprised if anything sold by Walmart is American-made.

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Posted by on March 16, 2016 in Uncategorized


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