Republicans Turn Charter School Officials Into the New Robber Barons

26 Nov

It is not news to anyone that the Republican Party hates public education, so much so that we can speak not only of a Republican War on Women, or a Republican War on Science, but of a Republican War on Education.

And, of course, there is always the concomitant Republican War on Government.

Our Founding Fathers wanted people educated. Schools followed westward the course of westward expansion and were as much a component of Manifest Destiny as the railroads.

The Republican Party wants to undo all that history. Everywhere we see the same push toward privatization that we see in other areas of government. Nirvi Shah, at Education Week, reported on the GOP’s plans for our education system following release of the Republican Party Platform: More…

via Republicans Turn Charter School Officials Into the New Robber Barons.

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