Friday, October 28, 2016

A Free Book on Amazon That Explains the Plot to Privatize Public Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog

A Free Book on Amazon That Explains the Plot to Privatize Public Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog:

A Free Book on Amazon That Explains the Plot to Privatize Public Schools 


You can go to Amazon and click on this link to receive a free pdf of a 40-page report called “Who Controls Our Schools? The Privatization of American Public Education.”
It is up-to-date, concise, and well-written. It was prepared by Don Hazen, Elizabeth Hines, Steven Rosenfeld, and Stan Salett of THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA INSTITUTE.
If your friends and relatives don’t understand why you are worried about the future of public schools, share this document with them.
Here is the table of contents:
Introduction………………………………….
Analysis/Findings ……………………………..
2.1 How the School Privatization Industry Has Hijacked the Concept of Education Reform
2.2 How a Group of Billionaires Has Aggressively Pushed to Privatize the Public School System
2.3 How the Myth of “Failing Schools” Helped Spur
a Movement. . . One-Sided Propaganda Machine. . . . . . . . . . . ….
2.4 How a Lack of Transparency Undermines Schools
and Communities: Privatization in Action . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5 How Locally Elected School Boards and Democratic Governance Have Been Destroyed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In Los Angeles, Pushing Charters,
by Every Means Necessary . . . . . . . . . . .. ……..
2.6 How the Legal Framework for Privatization
and Total Control Has Taken Hold. . . . . . . .. ……. .
2.7 How the Rapid Expansion of Privatized
Charters Is Pushed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ……..
Today’s Battlefront States . . . . . . . . . . . .. ……..
2.8 How to Take a Hard Look at Charter Schools
and Educational Outcomes: Rhetoric Is Not
the Same as Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……..
2.9 How Charters Create Self-Enrichment Schemes
and Crony Capitalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self-Enrichment……. Nepotism … Corporate Profiteering . . . . . . . . .
2.10 How School Privatization Keeps Out Regulators
or Captures Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Policy Recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Acknowledgments ………………………………
About the Authors ……………………………….
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