Noam Chomsky on public school privatization in a nutshell

This is what we have seen happen in New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and New York. The following was posted on the Seattle Opt Out Facebook page: . Manufacture Crisis —> Privatize Public Resources 1) Manufacture Crisis: budget, edu-performance and/or … Continue reading Noam Chomsky on public school privatization in a nutshell

The Big Picture: Privatizing Education, Part 2

by Kristin The “education reform” sweeping the nation right now isn’t reform at all. It’s privatization and deregulation. Part One explained privatization and deregulation and explored the billionaires and corporations pushing for it. This section explains the strategy they’re using: using nonprofits. Part Three will show how the different aspects of “education reform” work together as a process — and how it can be stopped! How Do They Get Power? Billionaires and corporations exert their influence and push for privatization using a myriad of strategies, some obvious and some not. They can directly lobby the state and federal government for … Continue reading The Big Picture: Privatizing Education, Part 2

The Big Picture: Privatizing Education (Part One of Three)

The Big Picture: Privatizing Education (Part One of Three) By Kristin The  “education reform” sweeping the nation right now isn’t reform at all. It’s privatization and deregulation. This three-part article explains what privatization is and who benefits from it. The forthcoming Part Two will explain the strategy being used, and Part Three will show how the different aspects of  “education reform” work together as a process — and how it can be stopped! Part One: An Introduction to Privatization Since the 1800s, public education has been free and available to everyone. It held the promise that allowed people to strive … Continue reading The Big Picture: Privatizing Education (Part One of Three)