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This session, Virginia passed “reforms” based on “success” from Louisiana. Why would Virginia, a state Education Week ranks 4th in public education, look to number 14 for advice? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
Could it be that the ALEC Education Agenda goes something like this:
Step one: Defund public education.
Step two: Funnel tax payer dollars to pay for private vouchers, virtual and charter schools.
Step three: The for-profit education industry makes money.
In the 1970s, the country of Chile went full steam ahead with education reforms based on “school choice.” It resulted in the privatization of public schools and wound up hurting the middle class and increasing the gap between rich and poor.