Ted Mitchell, Education Dept. Nominee, Has Strong Ties to Pearson, Privatization Movement

http://truth-out.org/news/item/20873-ted-mitchell-education-dept-nominee-has-strong-ties-to-pearson-privatization-movement

Ted Mitchell, the chief executive of the NewSchools Venture Fund, was nominated in October by President Obama to become the Under Secretary of the Department of Education. As the administration continues to reshuffle its team, some view Mitchell’s nomination as a move towards greater privatization. As head of the NewSchools Venture Fund, Mitchell oversees investments in education technology start-ups.

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