At the Network for Public Education conference in April, we were lucky enough to meet Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow, makers of the film Backpack Full of Cash. Narrated by Matt Damon, this documentary explores the privatization of America’s public schools and the impact that has on students.
Posts in category Privatization
“A new report by ProgressNow focuses on how the ALEC education task force has used a state-by-state report card to fabricate failure in state public education systems in order to create a sales opportunity for their corporate membership. Since 2008, those ALEC report cards have focused on education policy, giving higher grades to states that have opened […]
Education reporter Lindsay Wagner of NC Policy Watch offers an excellent analysis of the impact of the biennial budget on public education. A key fact overlooked by some legislators who believe we are spending more on public education in the new budget: “…the 2014 fiscal year budget will spend $500 million less than the 2008 inflation-adjusted […]
“But public school advocates argue that the voucher program and privatization of the public school system won’t have the positive impact on student achievement that voucher program advocates predict. Groups such as the Public Schools First NC stress that ‘the best investments for our children, our communities and North Carolina’s future is a strong, well-funded local public […]
From Valerie Strauss, Washington Post: “Here is a thoughtful piece about school reform and the march toward privatization of public education. It was written by Arthur H. Camins, director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His writing can be accessed at http://www.arthurcamins.com/.” […]
Profiteers have no place in education. “Once people realize that their own children are being experimented upon and used for profits, the greed grab will end. The testing craze, the corporate education reform industry, the for-profit and non-profit charter industry, the online educational programing business, etc. will dwindle and either die out or become minuscule.” […]
Part two of teacher Joel Orr’s correspondence with the NC GA: Dear Members of the NC General Assembly, So I was flipping through the House budget proposal that started popping up on local news sites Friday, and I noticed a section within the proposal that struck me as ironic and frighteningly hilarious. It begins on […]