Flashback to my August 19 post connecting the dots of Gabrieli’s investments in Advantage Schools, and the Lexington Institute quote:
While still a long way from achieving profitability, leading charter school companies have attracted investors who see the potential for lucrative, long-term returns, the social value of increased educational options for urban children, and usually both. Many are drawn by the dynamics of a sector Christopher Gabrieli of Bessemer Venture Partners describes as typifying “markets on the edge of change.”
The pattern is clear.
1. Invest in a company that breaks new ground in public school privatization.
2. Push for “reforms” or new programs that will pump money into these new ventures.
3. Extract profits from children.
Children as new opportunities for profit in “markets on the edge of change.” An investor who would get to set public policy as governor. Sounds like bad new for public schools.