Mercedes Schneider on “Choice” and Devos

Very well written and (to me) factual.

https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/what-could-be-more-democratic-than-pushing-vouchers-for-a-billionaire-us-ed-sec/

Advertisements
Published in: on June 1, 2017 at 10:08 pm  Comments (1)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://gfbrandenburg.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/mercedes-schneider-on-choice-and-devos/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. The idea that education is a free market enterprise when one needs a large educated population is madness. Of course, so is the idea that one can run a good health insurance program as a free market.

    One gets the feeling the education “reformers” (wreckers?) in the USA are ideologically mad. Come to think of it, they seem to have merged extreme right-wing fundamentalism with a firm believe in a Friedman economic world and are completely resistant to any facts or evidence or logic.

    Oh well, the destruction of the US education system looks like a good opportunity for the rest of us. I have thought that the “Russian-Trump” imbroglio is overrated. It might be better to see if China or India are influencing the “Reform” leaders who are influencing the Orange Idiot.

    I am saying this jokingly but even taking just a medium-term view, say 20 to 25 years, destroying the US education system would give a country like China, and most of the rest of the First & Second World countries, a tremendous competitive edge.

    And did you notice that the President of France is offering asylum to US scientists? https://theintercept.com/2017/06/01/french-president-emmanuel-macron-offers-refuge-american-climate-scientists/

    With Trump planning to gut most of the Federal funding agencies, I could see a lot of young researchers in the USA starting to consider the offer, especially foreign-born ones.

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: