In loving, living memory, John Melançon 1928 – 2007
In short, education reform is a good cause. Experimentation is good -- and some of the best charter schools today have experimented in what could be valuable ways. But the push, coming from Wall Street and the extremely wealthy, for this specific form of charter schools, for this specific way of funding them [a thirty-nine percent New Markets tax credit from the federal government], is part of both short-term and long-term drives for profit that will accrue to the wealthiest while weakening the middle class.
Why Guatemalans Don’t Pay Taxes
The government has less revenue per GDP than even Haiti.
The government provides few services (has no money to do so in any case) and is known to be corrupt.
The unenlightened self-interested rich and big business of course just don't want to pay any taxes period.
The fundamental problem is no trust.