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The Corporate Takeover of Public Education - A Billion Dollar Industry

The Corporate Takeover of Public Education  - A Billion Dollar Industry | Green and Clean Tech | Scoop.it

June 6, 2013 Huffington Post Politics - Diann Woodward, President, American Federation of School Administrators

THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

The likes of Bloomberg, Gates, Amazon, Walmart and Murdoch are taking control of our school curriculums -- worth "worth hundreds of billions of dollars."... The extent to which these groups will go to supplant the public school system is deeply disturbing.... Will they create a world of equal opportunity that is the spirit animating our nation's education professionals? Or will they create a world to their liking in which parents and professional educators will have little or any voice? ...

A recent Washington state ballot initiative expanding publicly (tax payer) subsidized, privately run charter schools was effectively underwritten by Amazon and Microsoft, part of a broader education "reform" push by Microsoft founder Bill Gates' massive foundation.... ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diann-woodard/the-corporate-takeover_b_3397091.html

 

August 17, 2013 Truthout
WHEN SCHOOLS BECOME DEAD ZONES OF THE IMAGINATION: A CRITICAL PEDAGOGY MANIFESTO http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18133-when-schools-become-dead-zones-of-the-imagination-a-critical-pedagogy-manifesto

 

August 6, 2013 Truthout

THE CORPORATE HIJACKING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION: IS THAT WHAT EDUCATING CHILDREN HAS BOILED DOWN TO -- A RETURN ON INVESTMENT? http://www.truth-out.org/article/item/520:the-corporate-hijacking-of-public-education

 

Spring 2012 - Rethinking Schools
CHALLENGING CORPORATE EDUCATION REFORM: Examining closely what the corporate education reform movement proposes  http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/26_03/26_03_karp.shtml

 

May 8, 2013 Alternet
WHO IS PROFITING FROM CHARTERS? THE BIG BUCKS BEHIND CHARTER SCHOOL SECRECY, FINANCIAL SCANDAL AND CORRUPTION http://www.alternet.org/education/who-profiting-charters-big-bucks-behind-charter-school-secrecy-financial-scandal-and

 

 

June 26, 2013 - Truthout

THE PERILS OF ZOMBIE EDUCATION - When education becomes a commodity and students become consumers, the result is zombie education

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/17103-the-perils-of-zombie-education

 

September 12, 2011 Salon
THE BAIT AND SWITCH OF SCHOOL 'REFORM' - Behind the new corporate agenda for education lurks the old politics of profit and self interest. http://www.salon.com/2011/09/12/reformmoney/

 

August 3, 2013 - Care2
WHY 'ALEC' FABRICATED PUBLIC SCHOOL FAILURES (AND WHY WE'RE NOT SURPRISED) http://www.care2.com/causes/why-alec-fabricated-public-school-failures-and-why-were-not-surprised.html

 

 

                                               --- WATCH --

 

QUEST TV
VIDEO:
CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE ACTION TO RESTORE BIODIVERSITY AND REVITALIZE A COMMUNITY http://science.kqed.org/quest/2013/07/25/students-take-action-to-restore-biodiversity-and-revitalize-a-community/

 

 

 

July 1, 2012 Daily Kos
TURNING THE TIDE ON CORPORATE EDUCATION http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/01/1103066/-Turning-the-tide-on-corporate-education#

 

December 12, 2011 Frontline PBS
HOW THE FOR-PROFIT COLLEGE INDUSTRY TOOK ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION (AND WON)  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/education/college-inc/how-the-for-profit-college-industry-took-on-the-obama-administration-and-won/

 

 

July 23, 2012 Truth Out
A VICTORY FOR CORPORATIZED EDUCATION, FEDERAL COURT STRIKES DOWN REGULATION OF PREDATORY FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES http://truth-out.org/news/item/10257-federal-court-strikes-down-the-main-element-in-department-of-education-to-regulation-of-for-profit-predatory-colleges-a-victory-for-corporate-education

 

WHY THE UNITED STATES IS DESTROYING ITS EDUCATION SYSTEM  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/why_the_united_states_is_destroying_her_education_system_20110410

 

 

 

July 22, 2013 Common Dreams
POLL: AMERICAN PARENTS WANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NOT CHARTER SCHOOLS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/07/22-4

 

Washington PostE-MAILS LINK BUSH FOUNDATION, CORPORATIONS AND EDUCATION OFFICIALS TO WRITE EDUCATION LAWS BENEFITING CORPORATE FUNDERS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/30/e-mails-link-bush-foundation-corporations-and-education-officials/

 

 

August 3, 2013 Common Dreams
AS WALMART WRITES CHECKS, CRITICS BLAST 'TEACH FOR AMERICA'

Critics blast non-profits, corporate foundations as 'pipeline' for pro-corporate policies like charter schools and privatization.

"While TFA uses the rhetoric of justice and equity, these reforms in fact stifle democratic processes and are used to justify budget cuts and the takeover of public institutions by privately funded and privately run companies." -Valerie Strauss http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/05-6

 

 

 

          -- STUDENT LOANS - PART OF THE CORPORATE PACKAGE --

 

August 6, 2012 Jim Hightower: Truthout
TURNING COLLEGE STUDENTS INTO COMMODITIES http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/10715-turning-college-students-into-commodities

 

April 26, 2012 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jay Bookman
THE REAL STUDENT-LOAN SCANDAL:
College graduates with large debt aren’t really the problem. The larger problem is the predatory for-profit schools that have popped up around the country to try to separate students from their college-loan money and in the process deliver little in the way of useful education.
The industry is large and growing rapidly. During the 2008-2009 academic year, those schools collected $4.3 billion in Pell grants and $20 billion in federal loans. That’s more than double the amount that they received as recently as 2005. The real student-loan scandal http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/04/26/the-real-student-loan-scandal/

 

ProPublica Reports
COLLEGE DEBT - A TRILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS - Saddling Them  http://www.propublica.org/series/college-debt

 

                                            -- WATCH --

 

Moyers Moment (2012):
HEATHER McGHEE ON STUDENT DEBT:
In this 2012 Moyers Moment from Moyers & Company, Heather McGhee, director of the Washington office of the research and advocacy organization Demos, talks about the crushing burden of student debt. She points out that while young people are paying as much as 18 percent interest on private student loans, “the banks they’re paying that interest to are getting, basically, a zero-interest loan from the government every day.” http://billmoyers.com/2012/04/25/moyers-moment-2012-heather-mcghee-on-student-debt

 

AND MORE FROM BILL MOYERS AND COMPANY

http://billmoyers.com/search-results/?q=student+loans#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=student%20loans&gsc.page=1

 

 

July 20, 2012 Common Dreams
PRIVATE STUDENT LOAN LENDING PARRELS SUB-PRIME LENDING SCANDAL http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/07/20-0

 

July 2, 2012 ProPublica

BANKS' LENDING FRENZY LEFT BORROWERS BURIED IN STUDENT DEBT, REPORT DETAILS http://www.propublica.org/article/banks-lending-frenzy-left-borrowers-buried-in-student-debt-report-details

 

 

 

 


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Stockholm's Open Fiber Network has Generated at Least 16 billion SEK in Economic Gain | StockholmRegion.com

Stockholm's Open Fiber Network has Generated at Least 16 billion SEK in Economic Gain | StockholmRegion.com | Green and Clean Tech | Scoop.it

Stockholm has the world’s largest and most well-known open city network for broadband communications. Over 90% of the city’s households are connected and essentially 100% of the companies. Acreo Swedish ICT has in a preliminary study now shown that the urban network has generated at least 16 billion in economic gain. 

 

For nearly 20 years, the City of Stockholm, via the company Stokab, invested and expanded open, competitively neutral, fiber connections for all. Model is based on the public accounts for fiber network company leasing the. This is to optimize resources, increase availability, keep prices down and reduce traffic problems. A study recently conducted by the research institute Acreo Swedish ICT, showing that investments in the city-owned fiber network generated significant economic benefits for communities, companies and individual citizens.

 

“The study results are very interesting for us and proof that the Stokab business model works as intended. InCopenhagen, less than 20 percent of households are connected to the network and the higher prices” says Anders Broberg, CIO at Stokab.

 

From the report: “The socio-economic return on Stokab investment in fibre infrastructure is estimated in this study to over 16 billion SEK, or €1.9 billion at the current exchange rate. This result is based on a few quantifiable effects alone and we expect the actual return to be considerably larger.”

 

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Electric Cars Are Doing Better Than Hybrids Did in Their First Three Years | MIT Technology Review

Electric Cars Are Doing Better Than Hybrids Did in Their First Three Years | MIT Technology Review | Green and Clean Tech | Scoop.it
The history of electric cars is long and full of false starts. But it looks like the latest wave won’t be turned back.

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