The Broad Infection Continues Unabated
despite its many failures and its leaving disaster in its wake. What is tragic is that school districts are being starved of state funds, and these privatizers like Broad and Gates step in with oodles of money, but with strings attached. The same is true with the federal government. We have a "Democrat," Barack Obama, who with his Sec. of Education Arne Duncan are totally hostile to the very concept of public education--neither has ever gone to a public school and Duncan has no qualifications to be any kind of school administrator as evidenced by his disastrous tenure in Chicago--and are willing to undercut school boards, local control, teachers' rights, students' and parents' rights in order to privatize the entire system to turn it over to billionaires and hedge fund crooks. It's nothing more than a war on democracy itself.
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By Lisa Owen