NEW FORMS OF PRIVATIZATION AND EDUCATION COMMODIFICATION
There is a new wave of privatization hitting the Americas, which is making public education become alert of the new attacks. The offensive comes hand in hand with the strengthening of neoliberal positions, as well as with the return of right-wing governments in several Latin American countries.
Privatizing and commoditizing tendencies once again proliferate in the field of education, becoming stronger at a continental and world-wide level. That is the reason why IDEA Network/Red SEPA seeks to contribute with a regional refection on their processes and trends in the Americas; as well as of their different expressions in various nations.
With multi-faceted and combined strategies, the capital is increasingly deploying its policies to take over the educational systems. It is not only a business for them but a way in which progressively imposing the logic
of the private property of knowledge and its commoditization.
The reader will find in this issue eight articles that offer an exploration of the different ways in which the privatizing tendencies are taking place at different levels, be them at elementary or higher education; as well as on a regional scale.
Year 8, No.11, April 2018