To the Editor:
Mickey Freeman, the author of the Commentary “Putting Brands to Work for Public Schools” (Nov. 7, 2012), who is also the chief executive officer of a company that benefits from getting corporate products into schools, claims it is time to recognize the reality of our long-term education funding crisis and welcome credible Fortune 500 companies into public schools.
Public education and the rest of the American economy would be better served if these corporations paid their fair share of taxes. And, American society and culture would be better served by having students as critical thinkers rather than new customers.
Old Saybrook, Conn.
A version of this article appeared in the December 12, 2012 edition of Education Week as Critical Thinkers Needed, Not School Sponsors