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Is this admitting privitization? wi/ “unprecedented levels of investment by the Obama admin and private foundations

Have you heard about the doctoral program at Harvard that offers free tuition?  In the first two years of the program, students will participate in a new customized curriculum of classes, modules, and practice-based experiences. In the concluding year, students will enter a year-long residency in a partner education organization pursuing transformational change where they will receive hands-on training and lead a capstone project to complete the doctoral degree
Is this just TFA take to the doctoral level?  

 Take a look at the partners involved.  

Ed.L.D. partners include:

Achieve, Inc.
Achievement First
Aspire Public Schools
Atlanta Public Schools
Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Public Schools
Chicago Public Schools
Denver Public Schools
The Education Trust
Jobs for the Future
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
National Center on Education and the Economy 
New Leaders for New Schools
New Schools Venture Fund 
The New Teacher Project 
New Visions for Public Schools 
New York City Department of Education 
Oregon Department of Education 
Philadelphia Public Schools
Portland (Ore.) Public Schools 
Public Education Network 
Teach For America

“In creating this groundbreaking program, we are proud to bring together the strengths of our three great faculties with an array of exceptionally pioneering organizations,” said Professor Robert Schwartz, academic dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. “The Obama Administration and large private foundations are about to make unprecedented levels of investment in education reform. It is critical that states and districts, and the national organizations they count on for support, have access to a pipeline of leadership talent equipped with the knowledge and skills to ensure that these investments produce dramatic improvements in the performance of our schools.”

Read more: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2009/09/harvard-university-to-offer-groundbreaking-doctoral-program-for-education-leaders/#ixzz31W0eYh2X