Friday, June 25, 2010

Pro School Privatization Candidates Ownership of Taxpayer funded Voucher and Charter Schools gets Media Yawn.

What is it about our current crop of politicians pushing an agenda that would essentially pad their own pockets with taxpayer dollars. It's all being done without any news media astonishment? I wasn't going to make a big deal about it, but maybe someone should. Take gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann:
Neumann Wants To Get Rid Of Teacher Certification: Republican gubernatorial
candidate Mark Neumann is proposing to get rid of state certification for teachers … also is
proposing a series of incentives that will encourage private schools and public charter schools to compete with and replace failing public schools. "(I want ) representatives from all different types of schools, charter schools, home school, virtual schools. I want representation from the entire school system," he said.

Neumann is a partner in a company that uses public funds to run three private schools in Milwaukee and one in Phoenix known as Hope Christian Schools.
Hello, anyone see a problem? As a result of the long time drum beat of privatization, even some Blue Dog Democrats have gotten into the racket. Taking taxpayer dollars to advance the dissolution of the American public school system and then running for office to control and expand that agenda should be outrageous.
In his quest to be the Democrats' nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, State Sen. Anthony Williams is calling for expanding educational choice and targeting taxpayer funds to charters and other schools that produce results.
While never answering the question as to why people hate spending money on public schools but love sending it to private hucksters, see if you can see a shocking conflict of interest in the following paragraph:

But the Southwest Philadelphia charter school he founded as Renaissance Advantage in 1999 and oversaw as board chairman for a decade has experienced rocky times. The school, which Williams renamed Hardy Williams Academy in 2009 for his late father, was nearly closed in 2003 because of academic and management problems.

What an interesting trend the media has decided not to notice or call into question.

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