Obama Picks Leader of Privatization Movement to be #2 in U.S. Department of Education

Diane Ravitch's blog

Ted Mitchell is CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund, one of the best funded and most aggressive organizations  promoting charter school chains and for-profit ventures in public education.

He is a key figure in the corporate reform movement to transform public education and transfer public funds to private management, as well as to spur entrepreneurial activity and the involvement of the for-profit sector in public education.

President Obama has nominated him to be Undersecretary of Education, the second most powerful job in the department.

As this article suggests, the choice of Ted Mitchell sends a clear signal about the priorities of President Obama.

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