ALEC Exposed-The Privatization of Public Schools:
Charter School Scandals
Charter School Scams and Scamsters
Class Size Matters:
Common Core Standards:
Democrats for Education Reform
Teach for America:
Opting out of standardized testing
United Opt Out
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."
Confessions of a Bad Teacher: John Owens
Death of the Liberal Class: Chris Hedges
Dollarocracy: Robert Waterman McChesney
Reign of Error: Diane Ravitch
The Operators: Michael Hastings: Want to know where over 50% of each tax dollar is going? Read this book.
The Party is Over: Mike Lofgren
The Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein
“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.”
"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."
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."
"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.”