The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is showing a three-hour “documentary" called Schools Inc. that tells a very one-sided story of school privatization. It is anti-public-education propaganda.
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The film was produced by the libertarian Cato Institute (which supported Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary) and received funding from extreme right-wing conservative foundations -- the Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Foundation, the Prometheus Foundation and the Steve and Lana Hardy Foundation.
We cannot allow this assault on public education to go unanswered.
Join Daily Kos and RootsAction.org to sign the petition to PBS. Demand that it broadcast former Assistant Education Secretary Diane Ravitch's response to Schools Inc., and air the documentary "Backpack Full of Cash."
Our Message to PBS:
I am outraged that PBS would air a right-wing propaganda video like Schools Inc. that attacks public education. If you are going ahead with this airing, please broadcast Assistant Education Secretary Diane Ravitch's response to the film—and air the documentary "Backpack Full of Cash."
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> Backpack Full of Cash
> Washington Post: Ravitch: Why is PBS running this education documentary?