I’ve come to the conclusion that, on K–12 education, Pete Buttigieg is a stealth corporate reformer.
Source: Jacobin 11.18.2019 Diane Ravitch on Pete Buttigieg’s Troubled Education Record
Mayor Pete may have many things going for him, but his education agenda is not one of them. If he were president, he would continue the failed Bush-Obama agenda.
If he runs against Trump, I will, of course, support him and vote for him. I will vote for anyone who wins the Democratic nomination.
But not in the primaries.
I am willing to change course if Mayor Pete makes clear that he supports fully public schools that are accountable to an elected school board and that he would eliminate the federal Charter Schools Program, created by the Clinton administration in 1994 and funded with $6 million to help jump-start new charters. That program has grown into a $440 million slush fund for corporate charter chains, which is far from its original purpose. There is a long time from now until the primaries, and I will keep an open mind.