iOS app Android app

Education Privatization

The Public Charter Test

Peter Greene | Posted 12.20.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Charter schools, the modern version as represented by K12 and Success Academies, are not public schools at all. If they really want to earn the "public" label, they need to meet these four requirements.

To Fight for Public Schools Is to Fight for Democracy

Diane Ravitch | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

We believe that an informed public will not give away its public schools to amateurs, hedge fund managers, rock stars, for-profit corporations, athletes, fly-by-night entrepreneurs, and religious groups.

The *Kids* Weren't the Only Big Winners in Vergara v. California Teacher Tenure Ruling

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

Students Matter proclaimed early and often that one of the chief goals of Vergara was to position PR firm Griffin Schein, since reborn as We Are Rally, as a leader in the Students Mattering space. So pretty much just like Brown vs. Board of Education if Brown was actually a PR campaign bankrolled by a single wealthy individual.

Education Profiteering; Wall Street's Next Big Thing?

Jeff Faux | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Jeff Faux

The end of the Chicago teachers' strike was but a temporary regional truce in the civil war that plagues the nation's public schools. There is no end in sight, in part because -- as often happens in wartime -- the conflict is increasingly being driven by profiteers.