Tag Archives: Equality

Privatized Education Steals From the Poor, Gives to the Rich

Privatized Education Steals From the Poor, Gives to the Rich
Free-market capitalists view education in terms of products and profits. The products, to them, are our children. The profits go to savvy businesspeople who use a "freedom to choose" rallying cry to convince parents that they're somehow being cheated by an equal-opportunity public school system. Education reformers focus on privatization, public program cutbacks, and plenty of revenue-producing testing. There are at least five truths about ... Read more

What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?

What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?
There has been a growing buzz about what kind of economy we need in order to address wealth inequality, environmental unsustainability and lack of democracy. Clearly, many desire something new and dramatically different. Perhaps this buzz around what many supporters call a “New Economy” will grow into a powerful social movement — one that we desperately need to transform the current economy. But whether it does so or not will depend ... Read more