Thursday, November 7, 2013

Our schools are not for sale

Public education is under assault in the United States. Schools are closing all over the country and things might be at their worst in Philadelphia.

Watch this:

Our Schools Are Not For Sale from Media Mobilizing Project TV on Vimeo.

There is a manufactured crisis going on where standardized test scores are used to undermine confidence in public schools so that education entrepreneurs can pour private equity and venture capital into companies that aim to profit from the public.

If you want to truly understand how and why public education is under assault, consider reading Diane Ravitch's Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools.

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