Tag Archives: Privatization of Public Education

No Child Left Behind is Dead…

By ann summers   So the good news is that with the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act , 2002’s No Child Left Behind finally joins eraser chalk in the dustbin of History, but like whiteboards, the aroma of dry-erase markers … Continue reading

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neo-classical liberalism: an idea whose time has come….

Classical libertarianism, per Wikipedia, “…is a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice, emphasizing political freedom, voluntary association, and the primacy of individual judgment.” By ann summers What would … Continue reading

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not such a good idea: HBCU of Phoenix

By ann summers Some historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are public institutions who are being encouraged to subcontract curriculum to the for-profit University of Phoenix. At a moment when the discourse is about making public education more affordable or … Continue reading

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Stateside Texas: Governor Abbott Appoints Home-schooler to Chair the State Board of Education

By Elaine Magliaro The Associated Press reported last week that Governor Greg Abbott of Texas had tapped Houston Republican Donna Bahorich, a home-schooler, to serve as the new chairwoman of the Texas Board of Education. The AP said that Bahorich’s nomination has to be … Continue reading

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Center for Media and Democracy’s Report Shows Federal Government Has Spent Over $3 Billion Fueling Charter Schools but No One Knows Where the Money Went

By Elaine Magliaro The Center for Media and Democracy’s (CMD) PR Watch reported last week on the $3.3 billion that the federal government has spent fueling the charter school industry in this country over the past two decades. According to a new … Continue reading

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What’s Going on in Public Education: “A Brief History of the ‘Testocracy,’ Standardized Testing and Test-Defying”

By Elaine Magliaro I just came across an excellent article today titled A Brief History of the “Testocracy,” Standardized Testing and Test-Defying that I think is a MUST READ for anyone concerned about the mania for the high-stakes testing of … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush: The Hard-Core Right-Wing “Moderate” Conservative Republican

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Mike Spindell wrote a posted titled Jeb Bush Is Not Who You Might Think He Is. Mike said that one of the political traits of the Bush family is presenting its members as “folksy” and as moderate … Continue reading

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Profitship! Cashing In On Public Schools…with a Mark Fiore Video

Posted by Elaine Magliaro As a former public school educator, I have been extremely concerned about the efforts to privatize public schools in this  country, the mania for standardized testing, the demands for more and more charter schools, and the claim … Continue reading

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From the ABC’s of Privatizing Public Education: A Is for ALEC, I is for iPad…and P Is for Profits

By Elaine Magliaro (NOTE: This article was originally posted at Res Ipsa Loquitor on July 28, 2013.) According to Cashing in on Kids: 139 ALEC Bills in 2013 Promote a Private, For-Profit Education Model, a special report published by the … Continue reading

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A Look at Some of the Driving Forces behind the School Reform Movement and the Effort to Privatize Public Education

By Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted this article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on March 3, 2013. Having worked as a public school teacher for well over three decades, I became concerned about the “school reform” movement—which brought us the … Continue reading

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