In a moment of exciting but also confusing shifts in political action and discussion, I wanted to post links to a few sites and articles which have been helping me process many of the events taking place, but also challenging me to ask new questions, and to think about my role in the burgeoning conversations. In particular, these pieces have been pushing me to think about the links between public education and corporate domination, and what our collective role might be in dismantling those ties, and imagining new kinds of learning. These pieces have been motivating me to move beyond discussion into realms of real risk and forward movement. Please check the links out:
How Does Occupy Wall Street Speak to a Broken Education System? A Manifesto by Tenured Radical
Occupy Our Schools by Rick Ayers
Occupy Education, a new online collaborative project dedicated to reclaiming the voices of people in public education
This is GREAT! I taught in Georgia for many years and until public education is truly public and not just another opportunity for corporate greed by way of junk food and soft drinks, things are going to remain “unoccupied.”
Thanks for sharing Occupy Education! Glad to see it has inspired you and helped in anyway to help you think about new ways of learning!
-David Loitz (adventures in learning, Cooperative Catalyst, Occupy Education)
Thanks for shouting us out, and for supporting some important conversations. It is definitely appreciated!