School closings are child abuse on a massive scale.
Replacing a few of the public schools or building new schools with public funds paid to private for-profit charters includes fraud, corruption and graft. This process is not a “private/public partnership”; it is a plutocratic takeover and true redistribution of wealth.
Why should you be involved? What can you do?
“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part. And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.”
― Mario Savio
Chicago or Philadelphia. Florida or Colorado. Your school, their school or my school.
Do your best to organize and fight this madness. Stop child abuse by corporations and their puppet politicians. No matter what the odds against you are, stop those who abuse children.
Exaggeration? No. Have you read about forcing a mentally disabled and blind child to take a state mandated test? Why? The test scores will be used to show the school failed, the principal failed and the teacher failed. They will be fired and the school will be closed, that’s why. Read the Washington Post article HERE.