The Broad Foundation and Broadies: Kings of “Disruptive” and “Unreasonable” Trickle-Down Reform

Originally posted on Cloaking Inequity:
Eli Broad is infamous for his book The Art of Being Unreasonable. Broad is also know for venture philanthropy, the approach billionaires have taken to influence and direct educational policy by inserting billions of dollars. Is the Broad “disruptive” and “unreasonable” trickle-down approach to school reform the right fit for… Continue reading The Broad Foundation and Broadies: Kings of “Disruptive” and “Unreasonable” Trickle-Down Reform

Los Angeles Board Will Decide Whether to Hand Over Half its Students to Privatizers

“Howard  Blume writes in the LA Times that the LAUSD school board will make a decision on billionaire Eli Broad’s plan to put half the district’s children into privately managed charter schools, including national chains. You might say it is the Walmartization of public education in Los Angeles.” Source: Los Angeles Board Will Decide Whether … Continue reading Los Angeles Board Will Decide Whether to Hand Over Half its Students to Privatizers

My First Blog Post

I was wondering what to write, on this my first blog post, when suddenly C-Span gave me my creative direction. Here’s how it goes.  I’m watching a congressman pontificating on C-Span. He’s got a large chart with quotes by Obama. He’s holding up artifacts, pounding the lectern, waving his arms about. Quite theatrical, although absolutely no … Continue reading My First Blog Post