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Catherine Blanche King: Why Education Should Not Function Like a Business

on December 18, 2016

Education is not and should not be about capitalistic competition. Schools are not “pizza shops,” as Ohio Governor John Kasich said awhile back.
In a functioning democracy, schools need to serve all students according to their needs.
But then, I often wonder how functional our “democracy” is. It seems more and more as if schools are seen as an extension of business, where competition rules, and where those children who cannot “compete” are thrown by the wayside, because they reflect badly on a school district’s test scores, or because they are too difficult and cost too much for charter schools to deal with.

Diane Ravitch's blog

A reader Catherine Blanche King explained in a comment why it is a mistake that schools will improve if they compete with one another, as shoe stores and automobile franchises do. She reminds me of something that Governor Mario Cuomo said many years ago, and I am sorry I can’t remember the words exactly and can’t find the source. He said that if you are a parent and you have several children, you don’t pick favorites but you give the most love and attention to the child who needs it most. I think he was referring then to children with disabilities.

She writes:

Just a reflection to consider on the difference between (1) running a business and (2) running an educational establishment and the principles that underpin both.

In the first case, businesses are commonly run under the principles of capitalism–as at least assumed to be competitive, and as employed…

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3 responses to “Catherine Blanche King: Why Education Should Not Function Like a Business

  1. zorbear says:

    The same could be said about government being run as a business. Personally, I got enough of that when Darth Cheney was President…

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