"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Monday, October 08, 2007

ABC Pumps Charter Schools, or "Tuition-Free Public Schools"

Is there such a thing as a public school WITH tuition??

ABC's gloss by Karen Mooney on charter schools is worse than misleading
. Not only does it ignore the corruption seeping from charter schools with no or little oversight, the inherent undermining of public schools, the control of education by corporations and their non-profit foundations, the tax credits going to corporations funding those foundations, the resegregation impetus, the union-busting impact, the trivialization of the school curriculum, the neglect of students with disabiliites, and the cheapening of the school experience for minorities, but ABC uses exclusively the organizations promoting charters as sources of information.

This is truly corporate media at its worst, using the power of the press to corrupt the information stream for the sake of the conservative ideological agenda.

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