This is what we have seen happen in New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York.
The following was posted on the Seattle Opt Out Facebook page:
Manufacture Crisis —> Privatize Public Resources
1) Manufacture Crisis: budget, edu-performance and/or consequences of NCLB/grant compliance failure (often measured against known unattainable standards)
2) Fail close/take over public schools
3) Replace with charter schools linked to private CMOs (Charter Management Organizations), corporate eduservice providers (Pearson) and for-profit online learning. Staff with Teach for America temps who are indebted recent college graduates.