11 April 2011

Brave New Education

NYC teacher on education reform:

'The high-stakes tests may be worthless as pedagogy but they are a brilliant mechanism for undermining the school systems, instilling fear and creating a rationale for corporate takeover. There is something grotesque about the fact that education reform is being lead not by educators but by financiers and speculators and billionaires.'


"The truly educated become conscious. They become self-aware. They do not lie to themselves. They do not pretend that fraud is moral or that corporate greed is good. They do not claim that the demands of the marketplace can morally justify the hunger of children or denial of medical care to the sick."

Why the United States is destroying its education system
Chris Hedges
April 10, 2011

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