A Retro-Rocketship to the Future: Corporate Education Reform Blasts Off in Silicon Valley

Rocketship is blasting off in Silicon Valley, with great fanfare – and no, it’s not a new tech start up, propelled by the genius of another 22-year old wunderkind who has invented the latest, most innovative way to virally spread videos of silly cats playing pianos.   Yet, looking at the applauding coverage of Rocketship, you’d […]

Microsoft and Wal-Mart Lead American Education Reform: Ontario to Follow?

By Guest Blogger George Microsoft and Wal-Mart are no Scrooges when it comes to charity. The philanthropic divisions of Microsoft and Wal-Mart are the two greatest corporate sponsors of the rapidly accelerating shift to a publicly funded system of education that is privately operated.  Both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Walton Family Foundation […]

The Global Privatization of Education Policy: Lorna Earl Conflict of Interest is the Tip of the Iceberg

By Guest Writer, George Thompson Introduction The recent conflict of interest case of Lorna Earl in Ontario is merely the symptom of a growing trend in Canada and the rest of the world: the privatization of educational policy itself.  Earl’s complete bafflement as to why her case was sent to the conflict of interest commissioner […]