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From Guatemala to Moscow to Washington, Neoliberalism and Privatization Driving Our Crises

June 7, 2019

It doesn’t require much imagination to see the connection between austerity and privatization in public education in our country. The Federal government has NEVER come close to fully funding Special Education which shifts the costs to the states and local governments and after the 2008 collapse neither the states nor local governments have fully recovered and neither want to raise the taxes they need to make a recovery possible. As a result, public schools– particularly those serving poor children in property poor communities–  have operated in a perpetual state of austerity. And the financial “scolds” describes in Mr. Buell’s article are jumping on the voucher-privatization bandwagon while teaching declines as a profession young people aspire to.

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