What do you know about the “creepy” (CRPE: Center on Reinventing Public Education) takeover of our schools? Catch up on this important, but little known, development in public education on this week’s Education Town Hall.

Sarah Lahm, Minneapolis-area writer with a background in education, won a Nation Institute grant to investigate CRPE. She joined We Act Radio’s Education Town Hall, Thursday, June 4, to discuss the group and its incursions into Minneapolis.

See Track 4 below —

The assumption always seems to be that schools just need to do more with less, so the suggestions are pragmatic. They include encouraging schools to grow their enrollment (the presenter, Marguerite Roza, who now works for CRPE, recommends pushing schools on this, because they’ll always say they’re too full). CRPE also suggests paying teachers extra to teach more kids, and pitting schools against one another in a battle for resources. All of this is based around a central question: What does it look like when a district starts to view schools like businesses?
— read more on AlterNet

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