Chomsky: The Corporate Assault on Public Education

Noam Chomsky, WikiMedia Blog, Mar 12, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I thought Chomsky over-reached with Syntactic Structures, but since the days of Manufacturing Consent there is very little Chomsky writes with which I would disagree. It doesn't take a lot of analysis of the language to draw the same conclusions he does. The same with the current piece. Chomsky writes, "One effect of imposition of a business model is a drive towards what is called efficiency...  transferring costs to individuals is called 'efficiency.' We see that all the time." Also, " If you want to privatize something and destroy it, a standard method is first to defund it, so it doesn't work anymore, people get upset and accept privatization. This is happening in the schools."

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