Skip to comments.Occupation of the Mind
Posted on 04/09/2012 6:58:09 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
Howard Zinn and Saul Alinsky must be looking down and smiling now, or up. We reported on our Zinn Education Project Facebook site, which asked teachers about themes they planned to address in the coming month, the editors of Rethinking Schools wrote in an editorial which appears in the Spring 2012 issue of the magazine. The replies reflected a markedly unstandardized curriculum.
People were teaching about the history of corporate personhood, the war in Afghanistan, the early womens rights movement, and the link between industrialization and imperialism. In other words, to these characters, elementary and high schools are not left-wing enough.
From teachers across the disciplines and grade levels, we hear a defiant tone of Well decide what our students need to learn, not some distant corporation, the editors claim. This is a cry we need to amplify.
As teachers move to occupy the curriculum, we especially need to turn our attention to investigating the origins of the economic crisis that has laid a blanket of hardship and insecurity over so much of the world. Dont expect a detailed analysis of Fannie Mae or Freddie Macthe Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) which are arguably responsible for much of the maladies noted by Rethinking Schools.
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“Teachers move to occupy the curriculum”...wow!
You post only articles from your own source, as an excerpt.
You do not deign to make any comments. Isn’t that odd?
I seriously suspect that you are a scumbucket blogpimp.
Your thoughts on this?
If so, I would post everything we do. We did more than four articles this month, for example, since we post every working day.
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