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The Great Unwinding of Public Education: Detroit and DeVos; By Joseph Natoli, Truthout

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"Efforts to hold Michigan charter schools accountable have failed, thanks to lobbying from Betsy DeVos's family & the weakening strategies they devised."Weakening public education to the point that privatization looks like rescue is accomplished by funding that is decreased when tax funds are siphoned off to for-profit charter schools. It is also inequitably allocated within the wide divide between poverty and wealth that exists in the US. When you allocate based on property ownership, you are at once solidifying the gap between rich and poor and, most grievously, extending that gap into the future.""Privatization of all things public has slammed Detroit as gentrifying investors seek to put price tags on what was previously public domain. In predatory fashion, privatizers are targeting the city's struggling students as a new frontier for profit"

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