Privatized education in Providence will be a cash cow for the corporate entities that feed off the misery of inner-city communities and schools. Right now, a multi-year media narrative, assembled by local news outlets, is being utilized in order to justify the anti-democratic takeover of public education .It is an assault upon the public sector, the commons, and the fabric of the welfare state in America to behold. It is absolutely essential, in order for the faculty and the students of Providence to fight back and win in this contest, to form a broad-based coalition that is centered on the success of students and dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.' The untold story, to which Stewart alludes, is not about failing schools, but about racism, structural inequality, white flight, and unexamined white supremacy. Nothing in Governor Raimondo’s plans will address root causes!