Sunday, September 2, 2012

Terrific visual on how ed reform industries milk public education dollars

Special Report: The profit motive behind virtual schools in Maine

Documents expose the flow of money and influence from corporations that stand to profit from state leaders' efforts to expand and deregulate digital education.


Ravitch on the same case:

Understanding the Online Scandal in Maine

by dianerav
If you read this article about how online companies bought American education, you would not be at all shocked or surprised by the scandal in Maine. There, the state commissioner of education is following the instructions of Jeb Bush's education advisor and implementing the ALEC model legislation to change the laws to bring in for-profit online corporations.
Corporations will make millions. Many children in Maine will get a lousy education, and the taxpayers in Maine will be ripped off.
That's known these days as reform.

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