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  •  Privatizing education and stripping funding (8+ / 0-)

    are the goals. In addition to the huge testing industry, public money goes directly to willing private hands for teacher training, charter schools, Supplemental Educational Services, takeover of "failing" schools, etc. Add to that the popularity of hiring non-educators as superintendents, curriculum supervisors, teacher trainers, etc., often funded by the foundations. School districts are too often run by people who have never been in a classroom, and the solutions they promote do much damage to education. Quality research is pushed aside to jump onto the latest fad. To undermine teacher unions and public school systems meets the goals of those who are after the public funds or children's minds or who are after unions. It is more attractive to the public and cheaper than dealing with the real problem: poverty.

    •  The give away on this is when their sock (3+ / 0-)
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      plthomasEdD, Orinoco, mtnlvr1946

      puppets starting howling over at Chronicles or Inside Higher Ed and referring to education as "the industry".

      The big boys want that pile of public money, just like they want Social Security money.  Then, they can drag it off to their casino on Wall Street.  

      Having taught overseas and also run an educational institute overseas, I can say that it is all about equality of opportunity for students.  

      The inequality of educational opportunity in the US is reinforced by neighborhood schools that receive funding from the poor neighborhood, and not enough from the federal level.

      It gets on my nerves, and you know how I am about my nerves...

      by ciganka on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 02:53:01 AM PST

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