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November 30, 2004

Quote of the Day

Bush's No Child Left Behind is a maneuver "that will let the private sector take over public education, something the Republicans have wanted for years."
U.S. Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont in the Rutland [Vermont] Herald,
Feb. 5, 2003

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Which is worse: having taxpayers pay for education, or having big business, with all the greed and conflict-of interest problems, run our system of education?

People who want widespread privatization of schools think that it will give them more control over what their kids are taught. It might, but only for so long as it takes for a huge company to figure out how to muscle in on the action. Then, the CEO of Nike will be the one setting the curriculum.

Posted by: Joseph j7uy5 at Nov 30, 2004 9:14:50 PM