Like Everything Else, School Reform is All About the Benjamins Too

Or in other words, how the private sector is gutting educating to profit from your tax dollars.

My wife has worked at a few charter schools now, and they were all — without exception — purely profit driven, unconcerned with students or with learning, guilty of pressuring faculty to push students through regardless of whether or not they had learned, and in some cases virtually abusive in their treatment of faculty.

Profit and education don’t belong together. There’s no such thing as a good for-profit school once you go beyond trade and vocational schools. At best, they rise to an acceptable level of mediocrity — with the highest level of student loan debt.


Punkonomics (@DearBalak)


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