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When Billionaires Become Educational Experts: $ is for $chools

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$ is for $chools: “Venture philanthropists” push for the privatization of public education.  This important article--'When Billionaires Become Educational Experts'--describes the right wing foundations and business groups that are financing the war on public schools and their teachers.  For years we  see the decreasing ability of health-care professionals to make decisions and provide services because of the demands of insurance companies and health-management organizations to sustain profits. Health-care decisions are too often made by the wrong people,So, too, with public education. Current reforms are allowing certain individuals with neither scholarly nor practical expertise in education to exert significant influence over educational policy for communities and children other than their own.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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