Monday, January 9, 2017

School Privatization Turns Business Into Predator and Students Into Prey | gadflyonthewallblog

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School Privatization Turns Business Into Predator and Students Into Prey

The mother sea turtle struggles to shore to lay her eggs.
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typical clutch includes anywhere from 50–350 eggs, which the mother hides under the sand. Her sole contribution to their future complete, she swims away.
They incubate underground for 50-60 days. Then just at dusk, the tiny sea turtle hatchlings emerge and struggle their way to the waiting sea and surf.
Well they try to get to the sea. Most of them don’t make it.
Predators are always lurking in the shadows to pluck up these movable hors d’oeuvres. Sea gulls, crabs, small fish – all are waiting to enjoy a meal of fresh baby sea turtle.
It’s estimated that only 1 in 1,000 hatchlings survive into adulthood.
Is that really the model we should be using for our public schools?
Because – make no mistake – it is exactly the kind of thing the market-driven model of education is based on.


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