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By now you've surely heard of the Kochs. Meanwhile, the powerful, wealthy DeVos family has remained largely under the radar, while leading a stealth assault on America's schools.
While there are numerous "technical matters" to be discussed among educators about best pedagogical practices and new developments in natural and cultural sciences of human development to bring into those discussions, there is a well-orchestrated movement of rightist ideologues who are gaining "legitimacy" in centers/institutes and universities fronting their political activism as educational reform. Those of you with various roles within existing school/university systems are likely to see political, not educational, gains made by rightist ideologues affecting your work in ways you have not contemplated as relevant to your work. My recommendation to you is that you inform yourselves of the "stealth assault" of corporatist big-money players in education so as to better self-organize more democratic alternatives to privatization and profit-centered control of what and how kids learn.