Once again FDR's message rings in our ears "... They can do it cheaper; they can do it better; and it won't cost anybody anything!" he mocked the Republican opponents of his New Deal! Private businesses are taking over public services at an astonishing rate. Vouchers for everything? 401/403K IRA's instead of pensions and Social Security; privately owned charter schools, vouchers for healthcare instead of "Obamacare"; privately owned jails and penitentiaries, private services replacing public services everywhere! Are they better? How can they do the tasks cheaper and more efficiently?
Pay less, with fewer benefits while demanding more work with less security. The public treasuries still pay the bills, but the corporations take their cut and make sure that their lobbyists handle the lawmakers. Yes, they create jobs but they replace jobs leading to the middle class with low paying jobs with little or no future.
The Detroit Free Press has courageously opened the public's eye's to what is going on with Michigan's charter schools, but read the article below and you will see that this is a national attack on our school tax dollars!
When politicians and pundits take to the barricades to defend “wonderful charter schools,” is this what they’re thinking of? A recent article in a Minnesota newspaper reported about a change in state law