Monday, February 1, 2010
The Faces of Ed Deform
Check out the latest edition of the Indypendent devoted to the Bloomberg's administration's proposal to close 19 schools -- the best coverage of this issue anywhere.
Especially valuable is the centerspread -- showing how the destructive policies being imposed on urban schools here as well as nationwide are coming primarily from a small cabal of billionaires -- Gates, Broad and Walton.
The money of these men now controls the output of most of the inside-the-beltway think tanks, and they have successfully planted their agents inside the US Department of Education.
These moguls are pushing for mass closings of urban schools, the radical expansion of charter schools, for teacher merit pay tied to standardized test scores, and other ideologically- driven notions that have no backing in either research or experience.