Previously published on BillMoyers.com
I continue my conversation with education historian Diane Ravitch about the privatization of public education. In this extra video, we talk about the problem with charter schools being run by billionaires, celebrities and individuals with no experience in education; the fact that taxpayers are increasingly funding religious schools and why hedge-fund managers see education as an emerging market.
"Bill Gates, Paul Tudor Jones, Eli Broad the Walton family, these are all people, they don't need any more money ... But they have misguided ideas because they believe that by destroying public education, they're helping children. They're hurting our democracy and hurting children," Ravitch tells me.
Don't miss: Part one of the conversation