"Any time hedge fund managers...when they walk into the inner city areas and start talking about poor children's education, it's not because they want kids to read and write, it's because they know that the federal government spends $600B on education and they want it and they're going to get it."
Danny Weil, 2009
"...charter chains would prefer national standards...
This would allow them to use prepackaged curricula across
their charter outlets no matter the location...for dummied
down standardized curriculum keeps costs down and the
dispensation is formulaic and repetitive. This is the Walmart model of education."
DIANE RAVITCH ON SCHOOL CLOSURES
"It is odd that school leaders feel triumphant when they close schools, as though they were not responsible for them. They enjoy the role of executioner, shirking any responsibility for the schools in their care."
"There is something grotesque about the fact that education reform is being led not by educators but by financiers and speculators and billionaires."
"In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
"The crisis in US education is not general and national. It is concentrated where there is poverty and segregation. Testing does not address either problem."
“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.”