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Re: The Business of School

In a message dated 1/20/2006 10:20:02 PM Pacific Standard Time,
campbellp@mail.montclair.edu writes:

Private, for-profit companies that run public schools have a different
mission than their public counterparts. The mission of public schools
is to serve students, while the mission of private educational
companies is to make a profit. Public schools must answer to the
public. Private companies must answer to their investors.

This schematized flight of fancy simply reveals how little you know about
both business and and public education. If you think that public education
puts the interests of parents and children ahead of its own, you live in a dream
world. If you don't like the product or service you get from a business,
you can shop elsewhere. If your child is in a poorly-run school, what choice
do you have?