Wreaking havoc on schools


Dear friends and readers,

I should not be shocked anymore but can't help at least some startle to realize the teaching profession is being systematically (and sucessfully it seems) destroyed (the way the librarian profession was) by a few groups of rapacious wealthy capitalists, enlisting the aid of the average person's utter misunderstanding of what education is about to distribute nonsense across the medias these groups control and the unelected boards they are on. Just anyone can be hired after 5 weeks of education to be a teacher, businessmen can be put at the head of schools. No one needs learn any subjects.

Not content with destroying libraries and the librarian profession, schools for the poor and lower middle classes must be destroyed. Bloomberg quoted as saying that he can't be bothered to spend tax money on the 25% of children and young adults who will not "go anywhere" or do anything (he considers) worth while useful anyway. useful? are drone strikes useful? plenty of money for paying private intelligence agencies to hound people into arrest ("eco-terrorist"), NYC police forces to monitor and investigate Muslims,

Community schools wiped out and replaced by soulless business schools?  the vanishing of courses which lead young people to better lives in the schools that are left?
Read Diane Ravitch's telling article and look at this picture (thin pinched face of teacher bullying students) and then read.

Why is the Teacher's Union powerless to stop huge community school closings? We see how important respect finally is a group of people holding firmly to decent lives.

In the London Review of Books some months ago one of the columnists said the reason the poor are now ruthlessly attacked, the middle class being systematically turned into the impoverished, is at some point the wealthy and elite of the US rapacious classes realized they no longer needed to cover up the bases of US society, no longer needed to throw out ameliorations for a small percentage to make up an upper middle class with privileges and large middle middle one to do the work and pay texts.

Sylvia

P.S. I was away at the Conference for the South Central 18th century society between last Thursday and this Sunday and have been unable to blog here until now. I'm glad to be back in my usual routs :). I hope to blog about that conference soon too.

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