Post by FB Newswire. We should be doing the same in America.
I’m really sorry to hear Andrew Cuomo come out and support the neoliberal line on education in America. “Governor Cuomo is wrong on this one,” the W.F.P.’s state director Bill Lipton said in a statement to Capital. “His proposed policies on public education will weaken, not strengthen our public education system, and they would represent […]
I’d hate to be a kid in the public education system today. Especially if you’re from a low income area. The privatization of education is having a corrosive effect on students today. The obsession on standardized testing and charter schools must be stopped and here’s why. Here’s Noam Chomsky’s take on our education system. Chomsky: […]
The problem with just focusing on social mobility is that we assume that everyone will be able to climb the rungs of the societal ladder through the assistance of education. This isn’t the case but even if it were the world would still need people to do the work that keeps it functioning and those […]
What’s sad is that there are large numbers of minorities going to these for profit entities ending up in debt and with a bad employment outlook. While the for-profit business model has generally served investors well, it has failed students. Retention rates are abysmal and tuitions sky-high. For-profit colleges can be up to twice as […]
We are in dark times when it comes to public education. Both conservative, corporate Democrats and Republicans want to destroy the public school system as we know it. These hucksters fail to see the truth in that what ails some public schools is not bad teaching, but is truly more about bad economics. These corporatists push their charter […]
I’ve read both sides of the argument both for and against the Teach for America model. Many have said they are union busters because they supply fresh new batches of teachers at a low, low price. This allows schools to fire their more experienced faculty. Then I’ve read some of the rebuttals by former TFA […]