Monday, December 8, 2014

Profitship! Cashing In On Public Schools - Animation Video from "The Progressive"

Jon Pelto from Educators Bloggers Network sent this along. You can support their work by subscribing: the brand new December/January issue of The Progressive is all about this crucial subject. Subscribers can access the digital edition here.






Fellow Education Bloggers,

Check out the great new video by Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Mark Fiore: "ProfitShip! Cashing in on Public Schools."

The Progressive commissioned the short, sharable cartoon to help get the word out about the attack on public education.

This animated feature on school privatization stars little Timmy, a kindergartner who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the right-wing mantra "Public Schools have failed."

(The Bradley Foundation, a top right-wing think tank, has devoted more than $30 million to label public education as "failing" and promote privatization as the "solution.")

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore uses his trademark humor to show the absurdity of this argument. Despite poor results, charter chains like Rocketship are replacing real teachers and classes like art, social studies, and gym with a computer-aided test-prep curriculum straight out of science fiction.

In addition, the brand new December/January issue of The Progressive is all about this crucial subject. Subscribers can access the digital edition here.



Published on Dec 8, 2014
This animated feature on school privatization stars little Timmy, a kindergartner who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the rightwing mantra "Public Schools have failed."

(The Bradley Foundation, a top rightwing think tank, has devoted more than $30 million to label public education as "failing" and promote privatization as the "solution.")

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore uses his trademark humor to show the absurdity of this argument. Despite poor results, charter chains like Rocketship are replacing real teachers and classes like art, social studies, and gym with a computer-aided test-prep curriculum straight out of science fiction.

Read more at progressive.org and check out our powerful public school activism site, publicschoolshakedown.org.

http://youtu.be/opcHQ_v6PuU

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