Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears. …“Choice architects” create these systems and weave them into public policy. Through strategic application of “nudges,” citizens, otherwise “irrational actors” in the market, can be guided to conform to economists’ expectations. Through nudges, … Continue reading Digital Nudging: Data, Devices & Social Control
Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears. The push for early childhood education access is NOT being driven by a desire to meet the basic human needs of children. Rather financial interests that view children as cogs in a national … Continue reading Making Childhood Pay: Arthur Rolnick, Steven Rothschild, and ReadyNation
Reposted with permission from Wrench in the Gears. The rise of pay for success, social impact bonds, development impact bonds, and outcomes-based contracting will usher in privatization of vast new areas of public services, including education and training at all levels from infants … Continue reading Pre-K Profit: ReadyNation Hosts Global Business Leaders in New York City this November
Reposted with permission from Parents Across America Oregon. This post is the first in a series on social impact bonds. The idea is rather simple, but the devil is in the details. Although the concept has been around for a few years … Continue reading Social Impact Bonds — a Primer
Reposted with permission from Save Maine Schools – Helping You Navigate Next-Gen Ed Reform. And so, unbeknownst to most of the public, our schools – and the teaching profession – are being remade in order to facilitate this market. Organizations … Continue reading Is Wall Street About to Take Over Public Education Once and for All?
Back in the early 2000’s Sun Microsystems’ Scott McNealy described the pending merger between Hewlett-Packard and Compaq as “the sound of two garbage trucks colliding”. Whenever I read through the 449 page abomination that is the 2016 re-write of the 1965 ESEA – later … Continue reading Pay for Success – Also Known as Social Impact Bonds, Senator Orrin Hatch & the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)