“Made in Canada” education privatization

By H. Mark Ramsankar

Edu-business is a term used to describe the multi-trillion dollar education market. According to Edudemic, a pro-tech in education website, the industry is “not only huge; it’s also undergoing more changes recently than it has at possibly any other point in history. Startups are sprouting to fill in gaps and create new technologies to service this increasingly lucrative field.”

The door for privatization was opened wide by GERM, the Global Education Reform Movement, the nice folks that promote charter schools, voucher programs, increased competition between schools, test-based accountability and the narrowing of curriculum.

Continue reading (Perspectives web magazine): http://perspectives.ctf-fce.ca/en/article/3144/

H. Mark Ramsankar is the President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation from July 2017 to July 2019.

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