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September 24th, 2011
thesmithian

In Brill’s telling, the education class war pits a heroic group of  entrepreneurial philanthropists, highly successful hedge fund  billionaires, and idealistic Ivy Leaguers who join Teach for America  against somewhat grubby and grasping rank-and-file public school  teachers and their union leaders, who often put their own selfish  interests above those of the children. In looking out for what is best  for low-income and minority students, Brill contends, Wall Street hedge  fund managers are a much more reliable ally than the middle-class  teachers who educate schoolchildren every day. Brill’s worldview is  important to understand because it is typical of the outlook of the  education “reform” community, including leaders of the Obama  administration, and the president himself.

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In Brill’s telling, the education class war pits a heroic group of entrepreneurial philanthropists, highly successful hedge fund billionaires, and idealistic Ivy Leaguers who join Teach for America against somewhat grubby and grasping rank-and-file public school teachers and their union leaders, who often put their own selfish interests above those of the children. In looking out for what is best for low-income and minority students, Brill contends, Wall Street hedge fund managers are a much more reliable ally than the middle-class teachers who educate schoolchildren every day. Brill’s worldview is important to understand because it is typical of the outlook of the education “reform” community, including leaders of the Obama administration, and the president himself.

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    Yeah, because the economic elite has been so helpful to low-income families and minorities. Totally makes sense....
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    Oh my f*cking God, seriously? This is academic suicide- “highly successful hedge fund billionaires” to reform our...
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