Top of the Morning

Top of the morning

Diane Ravitch has a great summary of what the American Legislative Exchange Council and its corporate and right-wing funders are trying to do to public education.  It ought to sound very familiar to education advocates in North Carolina.

Wherever you see states expanding vouchers, charters, and other forms of privatization, wherever you see states lowering standards for entry into the teaching profession, wherever you see states opening up new opportunities for profit-making entities, wherever you see the expansion of for-profit online charter schools, you are likely to find legislation that echoes the ALEC model.

 

2 Comments

  1. Doug

    May 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Competition steps in when there is a void, and there has been no greater void than in public education.

  2. david esmay

    May 3, 2012 at 9:40 am

    The record of virtual charter schools is abysmal, especially K-12. It has nothing to do with competition, it has everything to do with private schools being subsidized by public money and lining the pockets of politicians pushing this agenda.