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Remarkable Idiocy: “Economically-driven Education”

28 Sep

It’s all about removing democracy from public education and replacing that word and what it means with another two words: corporate profits

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On October 2, 2014, I will be speaking in Indiana to an audience chiefly comprised of university students who have a passing understanding of the intentions of moneyed interests to usurp control of public education.

With a mind toward preparing for my upcoming engagement, I happened to read three pertinent (and powerful) articles: This one on September 26, 2014, in Chalkbeat on Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s plan to use workforce data to determine what schools teach in order to subjugate education to the requirements of the job market, excerpted below:

Indiana is quietly taking steps to position itself for a future where data drives much of what is learned in school. Gov. Mike Pence has made connecting education and workforce development a centerpiece of his administration’s agenda.

This year, a bill he wrote created a new state office, under Pence’s direction, with a director who has been nicknamed the…

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