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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

Sponsors and Funders

Many of the seemingly independent groups campaigning for standardised testing in schools are run and funded by business coalitions, individual corporations and foundations based on corporate fortunes

Business groups diagram Achieve National Alliance of Business BCER American Diploma Project Education Trust New American Schools Business Roundtable State Farm ?usiness Coalition for Student Achievement IBM Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Source: Sharon Beder, This Little Kiddy Went to Market: The Corporate Capture of Childhood, Pluto Press, London, UK, 2009

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