Stories by Joanne Barkan

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Posted on: Dec 15, 2015, Source: The Guardian

The super rich have much power to define what is best for us. We must decide if we are comfortable with that.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: Dissent Magazine

Big philanthropy has plans to take on anyone who disagrees with their vision of education reform -- teachers, unions and parents, included.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: Dissent Magazine

The rescue of public education must come from the grassroots, from a coalition led by parents and teachers.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2012, Source: Dissent Magazine

The private funders and non-profit groups behind ed reform are getting political like never before -- using big money to pressure politicians to do their bidding for them.