Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:46 PM
marmar (70,152 posts)
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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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:48 PM
Sarah Ibarruri (21,043 posts)
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?