Privatization of Public Education (02:12)
Charter schools are publicly funded but privately run. Firms are profiting from this movement. Mayor De Blazio of New York City is trying to avoid the wrath of this well-funded movement.
Future of Education (02:02)
Diane Ravitch is a scholar and was once a charter school advocate. Public education is an industry with an annual market of 500 billion dollars.
Federal Money for Education (02:11)
Ravitch discusses how for profit charter schools are driving legislation. Billionaire John Arnold is pushing to change Dallas to a chartered district.
Competition in Education (02:50)
Charter schools were intended to support public schools but have become competitors.
Virtual Charter Schools (02:23)
Many non-profit charter schools are run by for profit companies. K12.com receives state funding for online education.
Attack on Democracy (02:50)
Ravitch comments on a speech made by Reed Hasting, the CEO of Netflix. Charter schools are private corporations with government contracts.
American Legislative Exchange Counsel (03:14)
Ravitch comments on ALEC, an organization that has an interest in eliminating public education. She is surprised by the lack of leadership in the Democratic Party.
Grass Roots Effort (02:31)
Ravitch is motivated to rally against the status quo in education as well as the charter school movement.
"Why We Will Win" (02:43)
Ravitch founded the Network for Public Education. She comments on the battle against teachers and explains why charter schools will not win.
Additional Resources (00:57)
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Credits: Moyers & Company: Public Schools for Sale? (01:28)
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