Saturday, July 27, 2013
Vouchers vs Public Schools
In its August issue The Progressive (409 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703 -- www.progressive.org) announced that it is starting a new web site -- publicschoolshakedown.org -- "to follow the money and expose the privatizers, and help parents, students, teachers, and public school supporters across the country to understand what is going on."
The announcement was followed by excellent articles by Ruth Conniff, Rebecca Kemble and Brendan Fischer on the serious and growing voucher and privatization threats to public education. The authors name names and identify the right wing lobby groups, think tanks, foundations, and funders behind the massive drive to undermine public education, sabotage the teaching profession, divert public funds to religious private schools, and allow corporate profiteers to get even richer.
You can order this issue of The Progressive from the publisher (address above) free, though I would suggest sending them $5 for postage and handling.
Those concerned might also get my 23-page monograph "The Great School Voucher Fraud", accessible on line at arlinc.org, or in print for $5 from ARL, Box 6656, Silver Spring, MD 20916.
Edd Doerr, President, Americans for Religious Liberty (ARL)