Wednesday, February 19, 2020

What 'education reform' means to Mike Bloomberg

Mike Bloomberg’s education ‘reforms’ would be a disaster for public schools claim Dr. Heather Gautney and Eric Blanc (both associated with Sanders’ campaign). Like Trump, Bloomberg is a fervent backer of privatizing and dismantling public schools across the country they charge.

For example:

If anything, the main difference between Bloomberg and Trump is that the former has spent far more of his immense personal fortune to boost corporate “education reform” and local candidates driving this agenda. The New York Times reported last week that Bloomberg has spent millions to promote charters in the state of Louisiana alone. And this is just the tip of the iceberg: Bloomberg’s foundation in 2018 announced its plan to spend $375m to promote charters, merit pay and the sacking of “failing” teachers, among other reforms.

Read (lots) more in The Guardian report. (Tnx to Phil Nicolai for the tip.)

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