I have only rather superficially followed neoliberal efforts to modify public education and promote private education in the form of "charter schools" by supporting policies referred to in Newspeak as "No Child Left Behind". Common Core State Standards Initiative is the application of this policy in high schools across the country. My attention has been drawn to the issue because of local opposition (see this and this) and a growing oppositional movement nationally. Opponents argue that this "educational reform" movement is designed to better serve the needs of corporations rather than critical thinking citizens.
This program identifies its roots in leading neoliberal organizations of the 1980’s & 90’s, and articulates the dominant narratives about the failures of public education. Highlights major funders & promoters of corporatized education & how they profit.
Diane Ravitch: New York University professor, educational researcher, historian. Former education official in the George H.W. Bush & Clinton administrations.
Kevin Kumashiro: Dean of USF School of Education, Former President of National Association for Multicultural Education, Founding Director for the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education.