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Tom Ultican: Why For-Profit Education Always Fails

16 Nov

Diane Ravitch's blog

Tom Ultican, a high school teacher in San Diego reviews Samuel Abrams’ new book, “Education and the Commercial Mindset.”

He writes:

“Samuel E. Abrams has created a masterpiece of research and reason illuminating the successes and failures of the forces favoring privatization of public education. His new book published by Harvard University Press is Education and the Commercial Mindset.

“Starting with Chris Whittle and his infamous Channel One on TV and the ill-fated Edison Education, Abrams documents the triumphs and failures of profit based education. He shares the thinking and biographies of key characters working to privatize education and includes voices warning about the unsavory consequences of this agenda; not only in America, but worldwide.

“My big take-away from this book was solidified in the last two chapters that discussed privatization efforts in Europe and South America. It explains why both Chile and Sweden have begun undoing their privatized…

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