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School Privatization

Guests: STEVE DRUMMOND NPR's Education Editor JEANNE ALLEN President of the Center for Education Reform, Washington, DC BELLA ROSENBERG Assistant to the President, American Federation of Teachers KENNETH BURNLEY CEO, Detroit Public Schools REVERED FLOYD FLAKE President, Edison Charter Schools Former, Democratic Congressman from Queens, New York (1986-97) Parents at five public schools in New York City have overwhelmingly rejected a plan to give control of their classrooms to a company called Edison Schools. Edison is well known in the business of privatizing public schools and managing entire school districts. Some parents and school administrators like what the company does; others say Edison's approach doesn't help. Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at school privatization.

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