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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:46 PM

Noam Chomsky: The Assault on Public Education


from In These Times:



The Assault on Public Education
One of America’s greatest achievements is being defunded and degraded by the dictates of the marketplace.

BY Noam Chomsky


Public education is under attack around the world, and in response, student protests have recently been held in Britain, Canada, Chile, Taiwan and elsewhere.

California is also a battleground. The Los Angeles Times reports on another chapter in the campaign to destroy what had been the greatest public higher education system in the world: “California State University officials announced plans to freeze enrollment next spring at most campuses and to wait-list all applicants the following fall pending the outcome of a proposed tax initiative on the November ballot.”

Similar defunding is under way nationwide. “In most states,” The New York Times reports, “it is now tuition payments, not state appropriations, that cover most of the budget,” so that “the era of affordable four-year public universities, heavily subsidized by the state, may be over.”

Community colleges increasingly face similar prospects–and the shortfalls extend to grades K-12. .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/12985/the_assualt_on_public_education



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. Isn't it clear as day that Repukes seek to dumb down populations?

Only stupid people would vote against their own self-interests, by voting for Repukes. Why would Repukes not make destroying education one of their primary goals?

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:34 PM

2. That's the way the Owners want it

 

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:43 PM

4. Thank you!!!! George Carlin explains it perfectly in this. No more need be said. nt

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:56 PM

3. There's also BIG money to be made

in privatized education and standardized testing. It's a win/win!

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