There’s more than meets the eye

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Response to Jan. 28 blog post, “Parents United prevails in getting BCG school-closings list,” by Helen Gym.

Privatization of public education has been the plan from the beginning. It is a strategy to make money and destroy unions. All the quasi-well-meaning, “We know better than you; let’s close the achievement gap; civil rights fight of our time” rhetoric is just a marketing plan. It’s just a marketing plan to sell a business plan. Thank you to all who helped shine a light on these plans.

Sadly, I think these documents only scratch the surface.

Sue Altman

The writer is an administrator at an independent school in New York.