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Rebuilding Collective Intelligence

David Ridley Red Pepper
Human capital theory cannot solve our economic woes. It’s time to tell the truth of how we got here and how we can move forward. Replacing human capital theory with a socialist theory of education and collective intelligence would be a good start.

The Nazification of American Education

Henry Giroux CounterPunch
The crisis of education in the United States presents not only a danger to American democracy, but also the ideological and structural foundations for the emergence of a fascist state. Florida's Ron DeSantis view of education as propaganda factories

Friday Nite Videos | June 24, 2022

Portside
Jordan Klepper Shows Trump Supporters Jan. 6 Hearing Clips. The Pandemic's Unequal Toll. How Realistic Is Your Favorite Movie Dinosaur Scene? Lauren Boebert's Jesus Christ Superstar. In Buffalo's Black Community: "I Can't Promise Them Safety."

We Have Failed To Protect Our Kids; We Have Never Been Civil

Roxane Gay New York Times
Incivility runs through the history of this country, founded on stolen land, built with the labor of stolen lives. The document that governs our lives effectively denied more than half of the population the right to vote.

How the Attack on Teachers Threatens the Future of Public Schools

Sarah Jaffe; Illustrator: Adrià Fruitós Rethinking Schools
There are now 567,000 fewer educators in public schools than at the beginning of the pandemic. “What we must have is a high-quality, experienced, certified, and stable public education workforce.”

Defending the First Amendment

Paul Ortiz Portside
*Organize where you are* and please understand a simple truth. The widening assault on K-20 education, union rights, intellectual freedom and the First Amendment is soon coming to your back yard if it hasn't yet arrived.
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