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Challenging the FTAA, NAFTA & the WTO:
A Community Research Toolkit

September 2003

Youth & the Privatization of Education

The General Agreement in Trade and Services (GATS) being negotiated in the World Trade Organization places public education in jeopardy as companies seek to make a profit from providing our young people with what should be a basic human right, free education.

Education - State Spending

National Priorities Project
http://database.nationalpriorities.org/
Click on Issue Search to create customized tables of your state's spending over-time in education programs. (Includes data on bilingual education, migrant education & class size reduction)

Privatization of Education

Polaris Institute
http://www.polarisinstitute.org/polaris_project/corp_campaigns/
corp_campaigns_sylvain.html

Highlights groups & companies that are pushing for the privatization of education

A project of the DataCenter's Economic Justice Program.

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CONTENTS

Introduction
What Is the FTAA, NAFTA & WTO?
State & National Economic Picture
Trade Legislation & Disputes
NAFTA Job Losses In Your Community
Environmental Injustice & Health Impacts
Privatization of Public Services
Region-Specific Industry Information
Militarism & Migration
Privatization of Education
Popular Education Tools
Calendar of Actions
Community Networks & Other Resources

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