Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get different results is said to be a form of insanity.

Paul Thomas of Furman University in South Carolina shows how this definition of insanity applies to what is called “education reform” today.

Thomas’s error in this chart is assuming that the goal of the current restructuring of education is to improve or reform schools. If you think of the goal as privatization, it all makes perfect sense. That’s why I have changed my own vocabulary to use the word privatization to describe this movement.