Reading & Reacting: Michigan Republicans – Let’s Privatize Public School Teaching

From Andy Kroll @

Pavlov didn’t respond to a request for com­ment on the teacher pri­va­ti­za­tion plan. But Pavlov has publicly described his plan, which he said was still in the works, this way: “I look at it as offering options. If there is something out there that can offer school officials the same options at a lower cost, schools need to take a look at that. It needs to [be] part of the conversation on reform.”

Is any more evidence needed to demonstrate the agenda at work to destroy public education as we know it? This has to be one of the more insidious examples of what teachers, parents, and children are up against in the current reform movement. A Republican Michigan state senator is drafting legislation that would “allow public school districts to hire teachers through private, for-profit companies.” Sadly, a lot of districts already do this for administrators, in my experience, with less than stellar results.

It would be almost unbelievable were this to pass and become law – almost. In some ways, I am nearly more surprised that someone hasn’t advanced this idea earlier, perhaps in a state like North Carolina or the city of Chicago.

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