How Teach For America Evolved Into An Arm Of The Charter School Movement

By Annie Waldman, Propublica.org -

When the Walton Family Foundation announced in 2013 that it was donating $20 million to Teach For America to recruit and train nearly 4,000 teachers for low-income schools, its press release did [...]

Are You Sure You Actually ‘Like’ Your Private Health Insurance?

By Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram, Independent Media Institute -

In 2018, as millions of Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care, 62 CEOs of health care companies made a combined total of $1.1 billion in compensation. When I talk to friends, [...]

Thousands Of Charter Schools Perform Poorly

By Shawgi Tell, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Performance-based accountability” is a hackneyed, Skinnerian, neoliberal buzz-phrase often repeated dogmatically by charter school promoters in order to falsely claim that privately-operated [...]

Charter School Support Slipping Among Democrats

By Jeff Bryant, Blackagendareport.com -

The politics of charter schools have changed, and bipartisan support for these publicly funded, privately controlled schools has reached a turning point. A sure sign of the change came from [...]

Citing School Officials’ Campaign Contributions To Pugh, Hopkins Students Protest Private Police Plan

By Fern Shen, Baltimorebrew.com -

Occupying a campus building for nearly a week, protesters say plan is tainted by its ties to a “pay-to-play” mayor. They chant every hour, often choosing “No justice. No peace. No private [...]

Berlin Activists March To Demand City Seize Housing From Landlords

By Caroline Copley, Reuters.com -

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of Berlin residents took to the streets on Saturday to vent anger over surging rents and demand the expropriation of more than 200,000 apartments sold off to big [...]

Privatization Is Fundamentally An Attack On Democracy. The Teachers Strikes Show Why.

By Jeremy Mohler, Inthesetimes.com -

One key feature of the Trump era is a renewed public focus on the issue of democracy. Last year’s congressional elections had the highest midterm voter turnout since 1966. Americans across the [...]

The VA Is Privatizing Veterans’ Health Care While Launching A Campaign To Deny It

By Suzanne Gordon, Prospect.org -

Acutely aware that its privatization plan has little support among veterans, the VA has launched a PR blitz to obscure what it's doing. The Trump administration’s multipronged effort to privatize [...]

West Virginia Teachers Strike Over Retaliatory Privatization

By Russell Mokhiber, Morgancountyusa.org -

This year, to retaliate for that embarrassment, those same legislative leaders want to privatize state teacher jobs with charter schools and push public schools teachers to the brink. “Charter [...]

After 3 Decades, Privatization Has Been Proven A Failure. Let’s Bury It For Good.

By Jeremy Mohler, Inthesetimes.com -

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion to raise the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent has reignited a long overdue debate about taxation. The idea that lower taxes on corporations [...]

Teacher Strikes Are Exposing The Corrupt Charter School Agenda

By Jeff Bryant, Our Schools -

The LA teachers’ opposition to charter schools is just the latest voice in a growing chorus of public school teachers calling on politicians to do more to support the public schools we have [...]

Teacher Strikes Expose The Corrupt Privatization Of Schools

By Jeff Bryant, IndependentMediaInstitute.org -

This week, Republican lawmakers held a press conference on Capitol Hill to kick off National School Choice Week, an annual event that began in 2011 under President Obama who proclaimed it as a [...]

Los Angeles Teachers Strike To Defend Public Schools From The Privatizers

By Barbara Madeloni, Labornotes.org -

Last spring a teacher uprising swept the red states. Today it reached the West Coast, as the 34,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles began a long-anticipated strike in the nation’s [...]

Privatizing The VA: Vets Wait Longer, Corporations Make Billions

By Isaac Arnsdorf and Jon Greenberg, Propublica.org -

For years, conservatives have assailed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a dysfunctional bureaucracy. They said private enterprise would mean better, easier-to-access health care for [...]

The Postal Service Is A Public Treasure That Should Not Be Privatized

By Sarah Holder, Citylab.com -

The United States Postal Service has been fighting for its life since it was born. President Richard Nixon created this vast mail-managing entity in 1970 by turning its old Cabinet-level [...]