Thursday, April 05, 2012

Educational read on school reform and politics

Hired Guns on Astroturf:

How to Buy and Sell School Reform
For Barkan’s other writing on the self-proclaimed “education reform movement,” click herehere, and here. 

If you want to change government policy, change the politicians who make it. The implications of this truism have now taken hold in the market-modeled “education reform movement.” As a result, the private funders and nonprofit groups that run the movement have overhauled their strategy. They’ve gone political as never before—like the National Rifle Association or Big Pharma or (ed reformers emphasize) the teachers’ unions.

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