Quick-posting.. a fwd from a friend working with Teach for India:
Jeff Faux writes about the American wall street's sudden interest in charter schools. While most would consider this interest to be rooted in the philanthropic pursuit of wall street magnates, Faux notes that probing the story tells a different tale. He feels that the charter school 'movement' is being driven by a motive of profit that wall street is determined to extract through the privatisation of education. He cites research that has disproved the myth that charter schools are 'better' than public schools and critically unravels the intricacies of the debate. The article holds relevance in the Indian context as the PPP model is being argued for by several advocacy groups.
Read the article at - http://truth-out.org/news/item/12117-education-profiteering-wall-streets-next-big-thing
Faux, J. (2012, October 15). Education Profiteering: Wall Street's Next Big Thing? Truthout.