Rudy Acuña: Today land is a metaphor for other rights such as education. It represents our struggle for a better and just life.
Noam Chomsky said, "The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions." Paul Krugman said this about Rep. Paul Ryan's privatization roadmap, "What it would do is massively redistribute income upward, raising taxes and slashing benefits for most Americans, while providing huge tax breaks for the top 0.1 percent of the population." The articles on this page offer more insight into privatization. Please SCROLL below the video to read more.
Rich Broderick: If the current objectives espoused by many of today’s American politicians had prevailed between the end of the 19th and the middle of the 20th century, if the political leadership of that day had demanded that public policy reflect Ayn Rand-ian tropes of makers and takers, moochers and producers, there never would have been anything like Minnehaha Falls for us to enjoy in 2013.
David Love: But the larger picture here is that corporate education reform is big business. And the rightwing, plutocratic agenda – of school privatization, government austerity measures and deunionization – clashes with the needs of poor, working class, and disproportionately black and brown public school students.
Adam Eran: Waiting for a race of cyborg/celebrity super-teachers distracts from the egregious income inequality and the childhood poverty that worsens educational outcomes in the U.S.