If you've ever questioned the real intent of so-called education reform, ask no more. This editorial in "The Chicago Tribune" today lays it out - love it or leave it! What needs to be seen now is whether or not parents, taxpayers, legislators and educators will allow the corporatist elites to diminish democratic authority and the responsibility for retaining it as guaranteed to all people under the Constitution.
Making history and revealing the real intent of corporate reformers who seek to privatize our public schools - undermining democracy, freedom of speech, parental rights, and the importance of teaching the next generation to use their critical thinking skills to be independent, productive and caring citizens: an editorial from The Chicago Tribune:
So, according to the Chicago Tribune, "A school is not a democracy." -Indeed!
Secondary English, Journalism, Gifted
"If a child struggles to clear the high bar at five feet, she will not become a "world class" jumper because someone raised the bar to six feet and yelled "jump higher," or if her “poor” performance is used to punish her coach."
"I believe in standardizing automobiles. I do not believe in standardizing human beings. Standardization is a great peril which threatens American culture.”