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Special needs kids “too expensive” at conservative activist’s private schools

WUNC radio ran a story earlier this week on one of Art Pope’s main men in the effort to privatize/profitize/re-segregate the public schools, Bob Luddy. Luddy runs a chain of private schools under the name Thales Academy. Ron Margiotta used to sit on the Thales board of directors. 

Here’s one of the best (worst?) excerpts from the story and a classic example of why vouchers and charters ain’t the solution for what ails our education system:

Luddy’s business plan for education is the same as it has been for Captive-Aire [his kitchen ventilation company]: keep overhead low and deliver quality to customers. There are very few support and administrative personnel in his schools. There are no sports. Thales doesn’t take children with special needs, as they are too expensive to educate.” (Emphasis supplied).

That sentence tells you all you need to know about the far right’s education model.

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