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October 21, 2010

Follow the Money:Who’s Behind the Movie “Waiting for Superman”

Filed under: Education Policy,Poverty,Privatization,Waiting for Superman — millerlf @ 1:31 pm

In the article “Ultimate $uperpower: Supersized dollars drive Waiting for Superman agenda,” investigative journalist Barbara Miner looks at the money behind the movie, its promoters and those who will benefit from the movie.  She writes, “In education, as in so many other aspects of society, money is being used to squeeze out democracy.” After examining the role of hedge funds, foundations and other players, she asks, “Should the American people put their faith in a white billionaires boys club to lead the revolution on behalf of poor people of color?”

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1 Comment »

  1. An appreciated article from Barbara for it connects economics to education and shows the virulent anti-education agenda of capitalism and the vultures who profit from denying education to our children.

    Good to see ReThinking Schools go beyond curriculum and into the bowels of the economic system that will never allow for ‘ReThinking of Schools’ let alone thinking.

    Danny Weil

    Comment by weilunion — October 21, 2010 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

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