The United States of Alabama

Marc Bousquet, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Jul 14, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The accusations are getting stronger and there's a sense we're approaching an end-game for education: "the scary stuff is what Democrats and Republicans agree on. Obama's ed secretary Arne Duncan made Tennessee sole winner of the reviled Race to the Top competition because of the state's willingness to do to both K-12 and higher ed what he'd already done in Chicago: turn schools over to private and for-profit managers; silence teachers, students, and parents; strip down the curriculum; increase the direct voice of commercial interests in administration at every level."
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