November 30, 2014
“Reformers,” as we all know, want to raise standards and improve
education. Or so they say. To reach their goals, they say our schools
are failing, our economy and national security are at risk, and our
educators are rotten apples. their propaganda war against public
education is relentless and has the financial support of the U. S.
Department of Education, the Gates Foundation, the far-right Walton
Foundation, the Broad Foundation, the Dell Foundation, the Arnold
Foundation, the Helmsley Foundation, the Fisher Foundation, and many
“Reformers” close community public schools, fire teachers and
principals, insist on tests that most students fail, and create constant
disruption. Eventually the public realizes that they must choose a
charter school or voucher school because there is no neighborhood school
or its best students have been lured away by charters.
What’s going on?
Brett Dickerson explains that there is a carefully orchestrated plan to liquidate public education.
“Plans are under way for investment corporations to execute the
biggest conversion – some call it theft – of public schools property in
“That is not hyperbole. Investment bankers themselves estimate that
their taking over public schools is going to result in hundreds of
billions of dollars in profit, if they can pull it off….
“There are very clear plans being made for just such a thing.
“The plan has been and still is to execute the complete conversion or
liquidation of public schools property built up at taxpayer expense for
“It involves raiding pensions that have been hard-won from years of
legislative work by teachers and their unions. I reported on ideas being
floated in Oklahoma along these lines in this piece that I did for Red
Dirt Report earlier this year.
“It will all be done through the control of legislatures that have
been mostly compliant with lobbying efforts due to the Supreme Court’s
Citizens United decision that allowed huge corporate money, mostly
unidentified, to flow into elections. The Andre Agassi Foundation is
just one of many who have worked this angle for their own return on
“Offer to buy out a profitable company that has little or no debt.
“Silence the work force by tricking them into thinking life will be better with the new owners.
“Once the purchase is complete, fire the workforce.
“Liquidate the pension fund.
“Liquidate the company for the cash value of its paid-for property.
“Leave the host community in financial ruins.”