Education is more than incredibly important. It is the most natural form of love. It is paramount for survival. Almost every species teaches and nurtures its young…
So why are so many people more worried about the economic crisis than the state of education in America? Upon checking out the Drudge Report this morning, I found a chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a story of about a broker offing himself, and stories about how the world’s riots are caused by financial instability; not one story about education. The Drudge typically doesn’t disgust me this much.
I am not saying that the economic state of the nation, or the world for that matter, isn’t important. However; I am pointing out something f*cked up: the conservative ideologies (and those who subscribe to them) that support failed education programs like No Child Left Behind are the same ideologies (and people) that prioritize money over education.
"But you wouldn’t have education without money"
Bullshit. Even third world nations have education systems. So has America. Always. The U.S. has had schools throughout the ages: during the colonial era, throughout the revolution, in rural America, in industrial America, via homeschooling, via churches. The first manifestation of federalism is deeply tied with education. The financial systems can crash. Let them! Conservative ideologies have already turned higher education (and nearly everything else) into some sort of business. A crash would be a sort of modern poetic justice. Let the chips fall where they may; education will still exist.
P.S. Wouldn’t a well-educated public render a better economic future?
Posted on August 10th at 9:57 AM
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