In a country with 40 million high school dropouts, most Americans agree that our public education system is in need of reform. In a recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show, however, investigative journalist Lee Fang argues that a network of conservative politicians and corporate interests are taking advantage of calls for change—and successfully lobbying for a privatization of public schooling through "virtual education." You can read Lee’s expose of the right’s effort to push "virtual schools" on the American public here.

—Teresa Cotsirilos