This week’s OtherWords editorial package features an op-ed about the privatization of public schools by Jeff Bale and Sarah Knopp and a column by Jim Hightower regarding Wall Street’s new efforts to extract the earnings of college grads.

Thanks for the many kind letters for Donald Kaul. My latest snapshot of these letters is on the OtherWords blog.

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  1. Crashing the GDP / Vicky Plestis
    A harrowing road trip on the first day of my summer internship helped me get the point of my work on the Genuine Progress Indicator.
  2. The Separate-but-Equal Sale / Jeff Bale and Sarah Knopp
    While charter proponents claim that their schools are less bureaucratic, more efficient, and more effective, the evidence doesn’t really back that up.
  3. Shortcut to Nowhere / Gabriel Thompson
    For desperate workers that turn to temp agencies for a step up, too often they find only quicksand.
  4. A Rotten Cop on the Beat / Roger Peace
    When one country polices the world, who polices the police?
  5. Grabbing Bigger Slices of Pie / Sam Pizzigati
    New research shows that we shouldn’t swallow conservative claims about taxes.
  6. Turning College Students into a Commodity / Jim Hightower
    After graduation, students’ incomes would be “attached” by financiers.
  7. Washington’s Democratic Double-Standard / William A. Collins and Emily Schwartz Greco
    Uncle Sam isn’t making much fuss over Latin America’s law-breaking lawmakers.
  8. Privatizing Public Schools / Khalil Bendib (cartoon)
Privatizing Public Schools, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib.

Privatizing Public Schools, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib.

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