Do you really want Wall Street hedge funds- hedge funds being the ultimate speculators on Wall Street- running our educational system?
Hedge fund CEOs and various kinds of slick venture capitalists see tapping the public education "market"- the pool of public dollars federal, state, and local governments spend on education- as a great new way to make big bucks. Many of these investors hoping for big payoffs, including some of the Walton family and the Koch brothers, also have very conservative political agendas. So when you hear politicians from both parties tout all the glories of charter schools and vouchers, ask yourself this question: Do you really want Wall Street hedge funds- hedge funds being the ultimate speculators on Wall Street- running our educational system? Will we have charter school-backed securities that these hedge funds can speculate in and manipulate the price of? Charter school bubbles that will blow up in our faces? If charter schools don't make quite as much money as the hedge funds think they will, will there be a massive disinvestment in schools?
Judge Rolf Treu based his entire ruling in the Vergara v. California case on numbers that were simply made up on the spot.
For years, Philadelphia's schools have been underfunded (even before our current psychotic governor blew a $304 million hole in the budget. We've been a laboratory of privatization, charter schools, and pretty much every bullshit "reform" imaginable. Now, Philadelphia School Partnership executive director Mark Gleason inadvertently admitted what the rest of us have known for years: as the reformers see it, some children are winners... and some are simply losers. As it is on Wall Street, so shall it be in the classroom.
The billionaire-funded ad campaign against Mayor de Blasio is paying off.
Did you know that taxpayers are funding the teaching of anti-science, anti-critical thinking and creationism in our schools?
New information pulls back the curtain on the wealthy businessmen funding the latest legal attack on teachers.
Who is leading the charge against teachers' union president Randi Weingarten? Choose your favorite billionaire.
The irony meter redlines when the guy who gained fame from lying about his name and profession worries about professional bona fides.
Charter schools were once considered an innovative way to improve public education. What happened?
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