DAMN THE ROCKS -ALL AHEAD FLANK
OK, there seems to be little argument that our school systems are in trouble. But the rush to Charter schools is not the answer, and here's the evidence that proves it.
Any time you think you can deliver a product (be it education or healthcare) better and cheaper with a for profit outfit than you can is a non-profit organization ,you gotta be smoking dope , else you would challenge me every time I bring this up. So far no takers.
The evidence given in this piece shows clearly the intent of the Charter School drive is just another poorly hidden scheme to bust the teachers unions (one of the last powerful unions) and demote teacher status to that of a Walmart worker... low pay, long hours and no benefits...
Other great examples of privatizing lay close at hand, the privatizing of parts of the military where operators make 3 and 4 or more times than than their military equals.. We all know that is cheaper (if we could only find out how much more) .
Privatizing roads and bridges and even lowly parking meters become huge money makers for the buyers and more expense for us.. Have you ever considered that if the buyers make money from something they bought dirt cheap, could have been more money in the city coffers every year instead one time income..
Folks we are being taken for a ride on the death train and we sit in the club car swilling beer, with Obama and champagne with romney while the frigging train runs off the track. Time to sober up gang..