Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Privatization of Education has always been seen for what it is: an assault. So, why are we suddenly so complacent?

Check out this thoughtful piece that gives some historical background on the trend of private foundations driving school reform. It's pretty fascinating.

The final paragraph is a kicker:
I would find this a worrisome situation for public education even if I thought the education policies of the new large foundations were sound. But I do not. I find the brazenness, arrogance, and disregard for public decision making of current philanthropic attempts to influence federal policy just as dangerous to democracy as the critics of the original foundations contended so vociferously 100 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Where is the full article? Privatization of the education system is a poor joke at best. It would be the the final nail in the coffin of the classical education that we should be returning to. The system produced such brilliant well rounded minds as the Huxleys and others of that era when people were educated to be a better man in a better society. Should education ever be fully privatized education will become nothing more than a way to make you a cog in the machine to spin more money for big business and to hell with the betterment of the individual and his ability to contribute to society as a whole.