Local education throughout the US is being decimated by the need to comply with the mandates (and whims) emanating from Washington, DC. The obvious profit-driven shift from independent control to the test/curriculum-based No Child Left Behind (and now Common Core) serves private corporations at the expense of students. A percentage of school funding is now shifted to private profit rather than staying in the schools. The pushback against this shift started as a low rumble, but as the de-professionalization of teaching and commodification of students escalates, communities and teacher groups have come together as a collective roar. DC Media Group has been covering this issue. While it at first appears to be an outside of the beltway issue, there is a single point of protest for this system gone awry and that is the US Department of Education.
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