The Dirty Secret in the Education Wars: Money Matters

another relevant post from Academe blog: when analyzing higher ed policy, follow the money…cui bono? Hint: don’t expect it to be students, actual learning or the public good

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This post was written by Jeff Bryant for the blog of the Campaign for America’s Future [http://ourfuture.org/] which has become a driving force behind the New Populist Movement.

The group’s report, Organizing to Take Back America: The New Populist Movement, is available at: http://y.ourfuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/New-Populist-Movement-Organizing.pdf. Prepared by Riger Hickey, the co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, the report identifies twelve key principles underlying this new progressive effort to provide an effective grassroots alternative to the Tea Party movement on the Far Right.

Jeff Bryant is an Associate Fellow at Campaign for America’s Future and the editor of the Education Opportunity Network website. He is based in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The post is reprinted with the permission of Roger Hickey.

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