Excellent piece here about how Wall Street and trends in corporate America impact public schools, teachers, children, and the institution of public education.
Take a read!
Thanks to Teri for sending this along!
With this amazing grassroots movement emerging against corporate power, corporate greed, and economic inequality – where might education find its space within it? If, for example, people in the U.S. are sick and tired of the corporate model of running a society, then people are likely also sick of the corporate model running schools. If that’s the case…what kinds of schools would be responsive to the needs and desires of the people?
Perhaps a non-authoritarian model where children/youth work individually and collectively toward socially responsible ends?
This might be the perfect time to insert educational goals in OWS!
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