Children and Hedge Fund Profits

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.

Child and money3

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. $$$$$$$$$$$.)

Duncan Broad  You know it’s true; they know it’s true.


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16 Responses to Children and Hedge Fund Profits

  1. Patricia Herrmann says:

    Once they monetize our children, there is a fundamental change in the relationship of the child to the community and his school. This in the name of reform is evil.

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  4. concerned Mom says:

    What can we do about it??? It seems like most of the politicians are receiving campaign contributions from Students First, Stand For Children, Gates, Walton, Broad, etc. There aren’t any honest candidates left to vote for!

    • kenpreviti says:

      Some people are actually using Craig’s List as a “help wanted” representative and stating a few key issues. The idea is to attract people who are already in the political arena or to attract people who are as upset as you yourself are. A positive additional point is to let legislators know that they are not safe in their districts if enough people are upset with them and planning to get opposition to them in primaries and elections.
      There is a point of “diminishing returns” that politicians watch out for. There is also a point of “no return” that voters hit when faced with representatives who don’t represent them. Unite, organize and act. This is a lot easier said than done, but it must be done.

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  7. burde1pa says:

    Reblogged this on The Fires of Competition.

  8. George Buzzetti says:

    It’s not just the money it is also controlling the place their minds go in the future just like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Kim Il Jong and such have in the past. When you control the schools in this manner you control the youth and what they think and how they think. Now it is becoming the elite and the rest of you in permanent “Indentured Servatude and Permadebt.” Be happy with nothing and we will make sure of that with the military and you will always pay 28% unless the “Elite.” All for some and crumbs for the rest. Just look at what is going on. The people in Brazil are saying “No Olympics when it takes away our money and services. It is only those in the U.S. that are sitting on their @%$#^ and doing nothing about all of this and nothing will get better until they wake up.

  9. how sad that we are soo slow to respond. Thank you for your voice and eye opening comments.

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  11. Edward says:

    One of the tragedies in the anti-democratic reforms currently taking place across the spectrum of American society is the cynical manipulation of mainstream Americans’ belief in the presumed integrity of democratic processes and the disbelief that blatant lying, maneuvering, misinforming, and disinforming for the sake of corporate hegemony can happen in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

    More attention needs to be paid to a deliberate strategy of chaos that is being played out. While ALEC (and its other affiliations and associations) can show that it does not always have a direct connection to the agendas currently being wielded, indirect links and influence are often discovered.

    The late Paul Weyrich, co-founder of ALEC, helped Eric Heubeck write the manifesto for the New Traditionalist Movement in 2001. If such a manifesto were written by individuals outside the U.S. trying to influence U.S. policies and institutions, it would be considered terrorism, which is what it is — domestic terrorism.

    Here are some excerpts:

    “This essay is based on the belief that the truth of an idea is not the primary reason for its acceptance. Far more important is the energy and dedication of the idea’s promoters—in other words, the individuals composing a social or political movement…”

    “There will be three main stages in the unfolding of this movement. The first stage will be devoted to the development of a highly motivated elite able to coordinate future activities. The second stage will be devoted to the development of institutions designed to make an impact on the wider elite and a relatively small minority of the masses. The third stage will involve changing the overall character of American popular culture…”

    “Our movement will be entirely destructive, and entirely constructive. We will not try to reform the existing institutions. We only intend to weaken them, and eventually destroy them. We will endeavor to knock our opponents off-balance and unsettle them at every opportunity. All of our constructive energies will be dedicated to the creation of our own institutions…”

    “We will maintain a constant barrage of criticism against the Left. We will attack the very legitimacy of the Left. We will not give them a moment’s rest. We will endeavor to prove that the Left does not deserve to hold sway over the heart and mind of a single American. We will offer constant reminders that there is an alternative, there is a better way. When people have had enough of the sickness and decay of today’s American culture, they will be embraced by and welcomed into the New Traditionalist movement. The rejection of the existing society by the people will thus be accomplished by pushing them and pulling them simultaneously.”

    “We must create a countervailing force that is just as adept as the Left at intimidating people and institutions that are used as tools of left-wing activism but are not ideologically committed, such as Hollywood celebrities, multinational corporations, and university administrators. We must be feared, so that they will think twice before opening their mouths…”

    “We will be results-oriented rather than good intentions-oriented. Making a good-faith effort and being ideologically sound will be less important than advancing the goals of the movement…”

    “We will use guerrilla tactics to undermine the legitimacy of the dominant regime. We will take advantage of every available opportunity to spread the idea that there is something fundamentally wrong with the existing state of affairs. … contribute to a vague sense of uneasiness and dissatisfaction with existing society. … We need to break down before we can build up. We must first clear away the flotsam of a decayed culture.”

    “We need more people with fire in the belly, and we need a message that attracts those kinds of people…We must reframe this struggle as a moral struggle, as a transcendent struggle, as a struggle between good and evil. And we must be prepared to explain why this is so. We must provide the evidence needed to prove this using images and simple terms…”

    Support of an Elite More Valuable than Support of the Masses

    “We will initially operate according to the belief that it is more important to win over the elites (or create a new, better one) than to build up a mass movement. Furthermore, it is more important to have a few impassioned members than a large number of largely indifferent members. The amount of energy, élan, and self-assurance that we are able to inculcate in the leaders of our movement will ultimately determine its success or failure.”

    “The new movement must be, in part, exclusive and elite. It must not be afraid to pass along a body of knowledge that is not readily accessible to and understandable by everyone. The strong appeal of a feeling of exclusivity and superiority will give our members a reason to endure the slings and arrows of popular disapproval.”

    “The New Traditionalist movement will appeal to the masses, but not immediately. The ideas of the masses never come from the masses. To the extent that the masses are more conservative than the elites, this is primarily because the masses have a long collective memory, and they still value the beliefs articulated by a long-lost elite. The conservative instincts of the American people will continue to erode unless a new elite is formed to refresh that memory.”

    “We must recognize that literature and philosophy do not appeal to the masses. This is why we must develop ways to spread our philosophy using non-rational means–especially the moving image.”

    If we could be flies on the wall of the backroom meetings and deals being made in the decision-making circles, this is the language we would hear and the strategies being put forward. This is the language that is covered up when proponents of the underlying strategies make PUBLIC pronouncements.

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