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How Private Interests Are Changing the Education Landscape

Policymakers and activists largely favor increased involvement from the private sector in the nationwide push for public school reform.

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Policymakers and activists largely favor increased involvement from the private sector in the nationwide push for public school reform. Companies like Google, Xerox and Intel are major players, as are private consulting firms, school management companies and some charter schools. While facilitating young people’s educational successes, there are still potential risks, namely to the democratic foundations of public school systems and the system by which tax dollars are allocated to fund them. (The Atlantic)

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