We’ve just published the fourth installment of our four part series on the privatization movement. This final installment is on the educational testing industry: No Test Left Behind: How Pearson Made a Killing on the US Testing Craze. See the whole series here.
We’re incredibly proud of the whole package: it includes a great look at the ideological history of the privatization movement, another detailed feature on how the prison industry is about so much more than prisons and yet another on how so-called “public private partnerships” around making it impossible for many cities to govern themselves. We published most of this series prior to the election of President-Elect Trump. But all of it is even more newsworthy and pertinent in the coming Trump Era since Trump is investing heavily, both literally and in figurative political terms, in each of the drives for privatization described in this series.