Here’s an excerpt from my upcoming essay!
Call it the Gates Paradox – the power of your voice in the “education reform” debate is proportional to the distance from the classroom (and your proximity to Silicon Valley), multiplied by the amount of money you earn. Of course, each additional media outlet owned increases the influence by a factor of ten.
Last year, I had the honor to work with the illustrious illustrator and journalist Dan Archer on our series “The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum,” a three-part non-fiction expose of the reality of education reform at Truthout. Here’s a taste, with a real interview with a Washington DC English instructor:
Part I focuses on Washington DC:
Part II on New Orleans:
Part III on Finland (including an original interview with Pasi Sahlberg):