Once people realize that their own children are being experimented upon and used for profits, the greed grab will end. The testing craze, the corporate education reform industry, the for-profit and non-profit charter industry, the online educational programing business, etc. will dwindle and either die out or become minuscule.
The profit margins are estimated, the marketing planned, and the technologies used to lure parents into believing that purchasable technology and the education of their children are one and the same thing – all of these and more are planned with little or no long term proof or assurances that children will benefit as little human beings. Create a brand. Do market research. Sell-Sell-Sell. Use fear marketing or exclusive-limited-edition appeal – whatever. Sell-Sell-Sell. (Edu-Brands: InBloom. Pearson, KIIP, Broad, White Hat, Uno, K12 Inc., etc.)
Advertise a lottery with only a “few lucky winners” with fancy electronic devices and infotainment that will dazzle everyone. Sell it as Superman and more! Present “reform” on every talk show and news hour segment between the weather and the Kardashians.
How much in potential profit is at stake? $$$$$$$$$$$$ Billions. Federal and state tax “incentives” guarantee that these testing/textbook/online-programming corporations will double their money within a few years. Guaranteed. (See HERE.)
Democracy is being sold one school at a time. (Wholesale numbers and prices are available in Chicago and Philadelphia. Suburban and rural communities are piecemeal.)
Education is meant to meet the needs of the child and the civilization the child inhabits. Corporate education reform is meant to profit the corporation. A child is a person. In spite of the legal fiction approved by current lawmakers, a corporation is not a person with inalienable rights and human tissue. As a matter of fact, all of the failed charter schools and testing corporations face no accountability for the lives of the children they have scarred and abandoned.
Children’s futures are being sold one child at a time. Isn’t it about time we protect our children from abuse? Join local groups to oppose this massive power grab. You plus others can win if you unite, organize and fight. Do it now; next school year will be upon us sooner than we realize.
(NOTE: Pick any corporate education brand and google it. Look for the “investment opportunities” or “corporate reports” listed on their own pages. Find the financial prospectus. $$$$$$$$$$$.)