Preaching and privatization: School choice as an effort to dismantle public education.

I might agree, but who are you, and why the anonymity?

Worth reading in its entirety, although the ultimate stakes are summarized by these two words: “Socializing Children.”

The Privatization Prophets, by Jennifer Berkshire (Jacobin)

For years, millionaires and religious zealots have teamed up to preach “school choice” in an effort to dismantle public education.


Unfettering the markets is only part of the vision. Control over the process of socializing children, the near-monopoly domain of a system that is both secular and, as the libertarian right deridingly characterizes it, collectivist, is another prize. And if there is some money to be made along the way, well, there’s nothing wrong with that.