For decades, education was viewed as the most important step on the path out of poverty and the golden ticket to class mobility in American society.
DAVID BARSAMIAN: One of the heroes of the current right-wing revival... is Adam Smith. You've done some pretty impressive research on Smith that has excavated... a lot of information that's not coming out. You've often quoted him describing the "vile maxim of the masters of mankind: all for ourselves and nothing for other people."
Joel Cosgrove Universities are an important part of modern society.
This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. If the national movement to “reform” public education through vouchers, charters and privatization has a laboratory, it is Florida.
Charter schools will mean bigger classes elsewhere, says school superintendent
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