This is how you can spot a corporate education reformer: They don’t like democracy. They don’t like elected school boards. They think the private sector knows best.

In Oklahoma City, a member of the City Council has proposed turning the entire school district-the state’s largest–over to the city, which can then convert it to an all-charter district. The heart of the matter is to eliminate the elected school board and turn the reins of the district over to the business leaders and entrepreneurs. The new mayor-elect is intrigued, because the proposal puts him in the driver’s seat. Yet there is zero evidence that mayoral control solves any pressing problems: See, Chicago.

Have they learned nothing from the big flop of the all-charter Achievement School District in Tennessee and Nevada? Have they swallowed the myth of New Orleans?