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Wall Street and Public Education

StorySeptember 05, 1997
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As kids head back to school around the country, parents, teachers and business people are watching closely. Today Democracy Now! takes a look at the school reform movement, charter schools and why Wall Street sees the potential for a profitable global industry.

Guests:

  • Phyllis Vine, journalist. Wrote piece in current Nation magazine called, "To Market, To Market: The School Business Sells Kids Short."
  • Michael Moe, Director of Growth Stock Research at Montgomery Securities and former vice president of Lehman Brothers.
  • Bob Peterson, last year’s Wisconsin Teacher of the Year, editor of Rethinking Schools, a progressive education newsletter

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