The Privatisation of Education

As Diane Ravitch tweeted this morning- a sad day for educational reformers.

Article from the UK Guardian discusses the abrupt departure of the New York schools chancellor is only a temporary setback for the corporate ‘reform’ of public schools. Former Hearst executive Cathleen Black who has just resigned from her post as <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/apr/07/schools-school-funding“>New York City schools chancellor after a controversy-filled three months in the role. Photograph: Felix Clay for Media Guardian. Cathleen Black, the multimillionaire publishing executive with absolutely no background in education, has resigned as New York City schools chancellor. Her departure is a rare setback for a corporate-funded education reform movement that lauds standardised tests, non-union teachers and private management as the solution to the problems of public education.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/apr/07/schools-school-funding