Philadelphia Proposes Dismantling Its Public School System And Selling Its Parts Off for Scrap

Although the national media has ignored the catastrophe unfolding in Philadelphia, the new interim chief of the public schools there is actually seeking permission from the City Council to dismatle public education entirely. Finally last week an article in the Philadelphia City Paper summarizes the carving up and privatizing proposal under consideration.

The new model of privatizing whole urban school districts is actually being celebrated by powerful spokespeople, including Washington Post editor Joann Armao, and its being promoted by the powerful Gates, Broad, and Walton education philanthropies. With all the spin and packaging money can buy, the end of public education in Philadelphia is being presented as a  bright and experimental future. The public is not buying it one bit.