Well, they aren’t really our schools, and never were, but that’s a whole other story. The privatization of public education has been accelerating for some time now. First it was a bunch of religious nuts who wanted their kids to be educated without the corrupting influence of evolution and the homosexual agenda. Then it was a few for-profit Educational Management Organizations hoping to turn a quick buck. Some billionaire “philanthropists” like Gates, Broad and Walton started to get involved, soon joined by hedge fund managers and Wall Street raiders.
Robert Skeels at Solidaridad has an interesting piece on this subject: Charter Voucher Charlatans Now Advocating AIG Style Derivatives