This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Response to Jan. 28 blog post, “Parents United prevails in getting BCG school-closings list,” by Helen Gym.
Privatization of public education has been the plan from the beginning. It is a strategy to make money and destroy unions. All the quasi-well-meaning, “We know better than you; let’s close the achievement gap; civil rights fight of our time” rhetoric is just a marketing plan. It’s just a marketing plan to sell a business plan. Thank you to all who helped shine a light on these plans.
Sadly, I think these documents only scratch the surface.
The writer is an administrator at an independent school in New York.