I recently posted my endorsement of Bernie Sanders and then read Steven Singer’s explanation of why he too is voting for Bernie. He focuses brilliantly on the destruction that would be caused by the privatization of education if Bernie Sanders is not elected President. What the other candidates for President advocate for education is the same thing they advocate for our society at large: Let those with money be in charge. Privatize. Do not rely on the will of the citizens.
In education, privatization has meant: Let those with money decide what is to be taught in our public schools by controlling the content of the national standards. Let those with money mandate how all children learn, except their own because they send their children to private schools which would never follow the Common Core mandates. Let those with money run public schools without taxpayer accountability. Let those with money control what the the media says about the worth of the standards and the schools. Let those with money decide who succeeds and fails in those schools. Let those with money circumvent social progress, such as racial integration. Let those with money train teachers and school administrators. Let those with money financially support educator publications and associations, including the teachers’ unions.
Bernie Sanders is the only candidate to suggest another way for our government and our society to function. Only Bernie Sanders stands against the control of big money.
We are moving, as a country, either to affirming and updating FDR’s New Deal or to having the institutions of our society, such as public education, be based on competition and profit through privatization. Steven Singer beautifully states the case against privatization.
Here is Steven Singer’s article. Read on…………….