Corporate reformers have taken guidance from Orwell's '1984' in their deliberate distortion of language to mask reality. DeVos is the culmination of the way things have long been headed. No Child Left Behind (2002), brought to us by the moneyed interests. arrived in clouds of rhetoric about “access” and “civil rights.” It announced itself as “an act to close the achievement gap with accountability, choice, flexibility, so that no child is left behind.” But this was never about reform or access or leveling the playing field: it was about opening up public education as a market, siphoning off tax dollars to charters and for-profit vendors, shifting public funds from a system that had public oversight and control to private interests. Education was a rich, untapped market with billions of federal dollars there for the taking.'