The Destruction of Our Public Education System: “Splintering And Shattering Our Communities” Ed Berger

“There are forces at work that are so destructive they can shatter the hopes and dreams of our citizens and splinter our communities. Our communities serve the needs of citizens via good schools, good medical facilities, good policing, good and […]”

Ed Berger gives an impassioned plea to save our public education system from the corporate “reformers.” Please read his thoughtful piece:  Splintering And Shattering Our Communities

(Thanks Diane Ravitch for the pointer!)

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History News Network | The Historical Ironies of the Right-Wing Movement Against Common Core

Andrew Hartman’s brief review of the history of education reform is very revealing in light of the current education “reform” movement. I think you’ll find it very interesting. He states that “[r]esistance to liberal curricular reform reveals the perplexities of a conservative movement that housed both religious conservatives and neoconservatives. Religious conservatives have long railed against the state as an agent of secularism. Yet since the 1980s they have formed alliances with neoconservatives who sought to reshape the national curriculum more to their liking from within the hallowed halls of government. This contradictory historical development underscores the ironies of the right-wing assault on Common Core, which, as we shall see, has roots in the neoconservative education reform movement.”
The Culture Wars A Battle for the Soul of America