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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:46 PM

26. Yes, he's in favor. All are. They just used the word "choice" instead of privatize.

Are the words "school choice" public code words for the movement to privatize public education?

"School choice" is the public code word for the political movement to privatize public education in the U.S., but the movement's real agenda is made clear by its ideological vanguard. The Cato Institute, a Washington-based libertarian think tank, explicitly advocates privatization in its school choice policy statement:

"Classical liberals seek education policies that will empower parents and clear the path for entrepreneurial activity. We envision a day when state-run schools give way to a dynamic independent system of schools competing to meet the needs of every American child. ("Education and Child Policy: School Choice")"

The progress of the school choice movement in the U.S. is monitored and reported on annually by The Heritage Foundation, another conservative Washington-based think tank that is at the vanguard of the privatization movement. Its 2005 progress report is celebratory.

.."Left unsaid by both Cato and Heritage is that the money is coming from traditional public school systems...and as the money is shifted away from public schools, more is demanded of them.



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