Profitship! Cashing In On Public Schools

This animated feature on school privatization stars little Timmy, a kindergartner who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the rightwing mantra “Public Schools have failed.”

(The Bradley Foundation, a top rightwing think tank, has devoted more than $30 million to label public education as “failing” and promote privatization as the “solution.”)

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore uses his trademark humor to show the absurdity of this argument. Despite poor results, charter chains like Rocketship are replacing real teachers and classes like art, social studies, and gym with a computer-aided test-prep curriculum straight out of science fiction.

Read more at progressive.org and check out our powerful public school activism site, http://www.publicschoolshakedown.org.

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