Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System
Below we reproduce the first paragraph of this insightful article published in Truthdig.com by Chris Hedges. It has plenty of arguments that directly go to the heart of the motivations behind the Reinvention. Please click on the title which is linked to the source, to read the whole piece.
A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. It churns out stunted human products, lacking the capacity and vocabulary to challenge the assumptions and structures of the corporate state. It funnels them into a caste system of drones and systems managers. It transforms a democratic state into a feudal system of corporate masters and serfs.