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  •  it's all about the deregulation, privatizing, (6+ / 0-)

    union-busting subversion of public education in the name of market-driven corporate profit with no attention to the pedagogical crisis being created.

    The evidence shows, as Ravitch reviews in her talk, that "[o]n the whole—and study after study shows this—charters don’t get different results from regular public schools," that "[t]he market does not produce equity," that the market-based reforms beloved of the corporate reformers do not shrink the gaps in achievement between rich and poor or black and white, that the tests we have now don't tell us which teachers are good and which are bad. But it's important also to remember the breathtaking cynicism with which these so-called reforms are being marketed.

    Präsidentenelf-maßschach; Warning-Some Snark Above"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Sciant terra viam monstrare."

    by annieli on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 12:46:23 PM PST

    •  agreed, when can we as a people come together and (0+ / 0-)

      decide that certain things should not be run for profit. Among these are education, healthcare, military, public recordkeeping (thinking MERS here as an example), police and fire services, etc...capitalism works just fine when only MOST industries are run for profit, and even then...the concept of 'reasonable profit and gains' needs to be reintroduced. But that is a discussion for another time...

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