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Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: High Price of Education Reform (Episode I)

There are many US citizens who are frustrated of this “high-perched” Presidential candidate. Former Governor and former Bain Capital CEO Mitt  Romney is now portraying himself as a civil rights hero: He is  fighting against systemic racism and inequality that provides American children a “third world education.”
 
And the cause of this emergency?
 
It’s not the foreclosure crisis, persistent unemployment, nor the 21% childhood poverty rate. This multimillionaire candidate, who made $27 million in 2010, is “not very concerned about the very poor,” as they’re already taken care of.
 
And how this grave civil rights injustice has been inflicted?
 
Romney blames the excessively powerful “special interests” and “union bosses” that put their needs in front of the poor, minority children. And Romney plans to be the 1% very own Martin Luther King Jr., a “champion of real education reform in America.”

Romney’s speech on education would be hilarious – if anyone seemed to get the joke. Indeed, Romney’s topsy-turvy view has become so commonplace in the corporate media – stated by both Republican and Democratic politicians, along with countless pundits and reporters themselves – that it verges on the cliché.

Dan Archer and Adam Bessie posted  a comic journalist piece on 31 May 2012 in Truthout /Graphic Journalism “The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: The High Price Education Reform (Episode I):The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced in a recent press conference “Education is the civil rights issue of our generation and our public schools are in a state of “national emergency.”

“And we thought, what better way to capture the Bizarro world of education reform than with a serious work of journalism, disguised as a comic?

Our three-part series – published over the next three months – is not intended to be funny,bu to pull back the progressive propaganda disguising the neoliberal, corporate nature of education reform.

Our goal is to expose the free-market policies that really make up “education reform”:

1. how these policies threaten our public education;

2. who supports these policies; and

3. what we might be able to do about the “Disaster Capitalism Curriculum.”

The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: The High Price of Education Reform

The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: The High Price of Education Reform

The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: The High Price of Education Reform

The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: The High Price of Education Reform

Did you get the joke?

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