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Business-Managed Democracy

“Business-managed democracies are those in which the political and cultural arrangements are managed in the interests of business”

Sharon Beder

Business-Managed Education

Key Think Tank Personnel

Some Key Individuals and their Associations

Positions – Think Tanks
Positions – Education Advocacy Groups

William Bennett Former education secretary in the Reagan Admin 1985-88

William Bennett

  • Heritage Foundation
  • Hudson Institute
  • Institute for Educational Affairs (IEA)
  • co-founder Madison Center, which merged with IEA to form Madison Center for Educational Affairs
  • founder/co-director of Empower America (now FreedomWorks), funding from Sarah Scaife, JM, Lynde and Harry Bradley, and Olin foundations.
  • Board member, Put Parents in Charge
  • Co-chair, Campaign for America’s Children
  • trustee, Committee for a Free World

Chester E. Finn, Jr Former US Asst Sec. of Education, Counsellor to Sec. of Education Bennett 85-88

Chester Finn

  • President Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and Institute
  • Manhattan Institute
  • Hudson Institute
  • Hoover Institution
  • Brookings Institution
  • Co-founder and chair, Educational Excellence Network
  • founding partner and senior scholar with the Edison Project
  • board member of Charter School Leadership Council; Center for Educational Reform; Foundation for Teaching Economics; National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; National Council on Teacher Quality
Diane Ravitch
Asst Sec. of Education 91-93
Professor, New York University
  • Hudson Institute
  • Manhattan Institute
  • Hoover Institute
  • Brookings Institution
  • Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
  • Co-founder Educational Excellence Network
Worked closely with Finn, promoted national standards whilst in govt
Denis Doyle
Asst Director of the National Institute of Education
Consultant to various corporations
  • Co-founder of SchoolNet –web-based instruction
  • Board of the Centre for Education Reform
  • Co-author of three education books with CEOs of PG, IBM and Xerox
Dinesh D’Souza Senior policy analyst,
Reagan White House 85-87
Nina Shokraii Rees Advisor to the vice president on education,
Deputy Under Sec. for Innovation and Improvement, Dept of Education
  • Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Heritage Foundation
  • Institute of Justice
  • Americans for Tax Reform

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