Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Camel's Nose Under the Public Education Skirt

Two probabilities resulting from transfusing public education with private dollars:
  1. Parochial strings: schools will be less beholden to the public for what and how they teach, and they will be more beholden to the rich philanthropists and private interest groups who give them money. This is how privatization begins.
  2. An excuse to defund: the presence of private money will become a future reason that conservatives use to suppress or slash funds for public schools. This is how things fall apart.
I hope that the teachers union does not negotiate away the public interest in the welfare of our children.

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