Friday, February 24, 2006

Send this to your school board

Peter Campbell's piece: Education companies don't share your interest
Private, for-profit companies that run public schools have a different mission from their public counterparts. The mission of public schools is to serve students, while the mission of private educational companies is to make a profit. Public schools must answer to the public. Private companies must answer to their investors.
In the middle, Campbell warns about how Wall Street has become quite interested in the 'growth opportunities' in the education sector. Chilling.

Ends with this reminder:
Schools should not be trying to reduce inefficiencies, cut costs, and maximize profits. They should be trying to educate children.
Simple and short. It's good piece to send to your school board, every single member.