HITTING LEFT #21 with Pidgeon Pagonis

Monday, November 22, 2010

The trend for appointing CEOs to top ed jobs

A declining commitment to public education and social justice
Furman prof Paul Thomas has written an excellent piece for the UK Guardian. He's got the pro-corporate dogs all yelping and nipping at his heels. I tried to counter but the comments section was filled. 
In the US, achievement gaps and failure in state schools reflect larger inequalities in society, as well as dysfunction in corporate, consumer culture. The schools did not cause those gaps or failures – although it is true that, far too often, they perpetuate the social stratification. And the evidence shows that schools alone will never be able to overcome powerful social forces. (The corporate takeover of American schools)

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