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Two Infographics Tell the Story of Privatization… and Illustrate It’s Pitfalls

Two infographics caught my eye over the past week that tell the story of privatization.

One came from the Seattle Education blog via Diane Ravitch, and it basically shows in flow-chart fashion how corporations use tests they design to identify schools that are “failing”, use their money to get legislation passed that mandates the closure of these “failing” schools, make a profit from the operation of schools by hiring non-union teachers with low salaries and limited benefits, and ultimately do nothing to improve the “failing” schools but do reward themselves and their shareholders handsomely.

The second one comes from Occupy Democrats via Facebook. Here it is:

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The bullets that rationalize the closure of the post office mesh well with the Seattle Education blog post…. and like the local Post Office, the local public school is a beloved institution because it defines the community as important enough to warrant recognition. Maybe efficiency and low costs are not universally valued.

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