I wrote a blog about the press for privatization in Philadelphia, and someone sent me the following email. For a minute, I felt as helpless as he does, then I took a deep breath, redoubled my resolve, and determined to fight back. We can’t let the elites take away what belongs to all of us.
I read your recent article about privatization in Philly. Thanks for the support. We need it. You likened it to the nineteenth century when we were dependent on the largesse of the wealthy. The current threat is even worse. Organized money is picking over the carcass of public education. Taxpayers pay taxes to enrich the already wealthy who have bought lobbyists and politicians. Even the robber barons didn’t do that nearly as blatantly. Sadly, we are losing ground and the end could come this summer. As a “little person” I’ve done what little people can do.