Category Archives: Public education

A Machiavellian Guide to Destroying Public Universities

Denigrate public education, and public institutions in general, as drains on private wealth and “job makers” to the point that no one would dare ask for increased support. Take advantage of economic downturns to instigate “taxpayer outrage” in order to … Continue reading

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Public Education: Beyond Education for Illiteracy, Vulgarity and a Culture of Cruelty

Read Since the early 1970s, the rich, corporate power brokers and right-wing cultural warriors realized that education was central to creating a viable populist movement that served their interests. Over the last 40 years, the financial elites and their wealthy … Continue reading

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Education: Our True Homeland Security

Read Today’s students see education as a means to an end, the end being a respectable job with decent pay and benefits. And who can blame them? With the national unemployment rate at 9.1 percent (a percentage that doesn’t include … Continue reading

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The Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions and Vygotsky – Fostering Ecological Action and Environmental Citizenship

The Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions is part of a larger socio-environmental movement concerned with combating climate change. Highlighting the history and elements of the teach-in as a model of learning, the article examines the teach-in movement, using a local … Continue reading

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