Mitt Romney’s Privatization Plot: Divert Tax Dollars to Vouchers, Online, and Religious Schools
‘The Guardian’ is reporting that Mitt Romney’s plan for education can be summed up in one word: privatization. Romney’s plan, called A Chance for Every Child, isn’t actually a plan for restoring education, but for funneling tax money to private education companies:
The central themes of the Romney plan are a rehash of Republican education ideas from the past 30 years, namely, subsidizing parents who want to send their child to a private or religious school, encouraging the private sector to operate schools, putting commercial banks in charge of the federal student loan program, holding teachers and schools accountable for students’ test scores, and lowering entrance requirements for new teachers. These policies reflect the experience of his advisers, who include half a dozen senior officials from the Bush administration and several prominent conservative academics – among them, former Secretary of Education Rod Paige and former Deputy Secretary of Education Bill Hansen, and school choice advocates John Chubb and Paul Peterson.
In short, Romney wants to use taxpayer dollars to pay for private school vouchers, online education, and charter schools. Is that how you’d like to see your tax dollars spent?
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