Last week we saw a report from Reuters about the conference for equity investors held at the posh University Club in Manhattan.
And we learned there about the many new frontiers for making a buck by jumping into the public education marketplace.
Here is another article from the same conference, this one in Education Week, reporting with a straight face that the equity investors see new opportunities to make money when the new national tests inevitably produce low scores.
Message: Never let an opportunity to make money off other people’s misery go to waste!
A bonanza, to be sure!
If we let this happen, shame on us.
Shame on state education departments.
Shame on the U.S. Department of Education.
Shame on Arne Duncan and President Obama.
And shame on the investors who want to take a cut of the dollars intended to educate America’s children.
Are they part of the reform movement too?