The U.S is ratcheting up a societal-level war on public education. At issue is whether we are going to make it better ó build it into something estimable, a social asset that undergirds a noble and prosperous society ó or whether weíre going to tear it down so that private investors can get their hands on the almost $1 trillion we spend on it every year. The tear-it-down option is the civilian equivalent of Ben Tre, but on a vastly larger scale and with incomparably greater stakes: we must destroy public education in order to save it. Itís still early in the game, but right now the momentum is with the wreckers because thatís where the money is. Whether they succeed or not will be up to you.
Hereís a three-step recipe for how to destroy education. It maps perfectly to how to make a prodigious profit by privatizing it. It is the essential game plan of the big money boys.
2. Even EXXON has an ad about the US ranking 17th on education.
Republican candidates are calling for getting rid of the education department. Bush pushed "no child left behind" and Texas went down education with him as governor. Never totally funded no child left behind either. You want functional citizens then they need basic education.