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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Noam Chompsky on Education

Chomsky: Corporations and the Richest Americans Viscerally Oppose Common Good - from AlterNet
The Masters of Mankind want us to become the "stupid nation," in the interests of their short-term gain -- damn the consequences.
Whether public education contributes to the Common Good depends, of course, on what kind of education it is, to whom it is available, and what we take to be theCommon Good. There’s no need to tarry on the fact that these are highly contested matters, have been throughout history, and continue to be so today.
One of the great achievements of American democracy has been the introductionof mass public education, from children to advanced research universities. And  in some respects that leadership position has been maintained. Unfortunately, not all. Public education is under serious attack, one component of the attack on any  rational and humane concept of the Common Good, sometimes in ways that are  not only shocking, but also spell disaster for the species.
All of this falls within the  general assault on the population in the past generation, the so-called “neoliberal era.” I’ll return to these matters, of great significance and import.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

College is a BAD Investment

Federal law protects private banks and denies students bankruptcy rights.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The fight against Creationism in Public Education

This is how you educate your kids to run a political campaign.