Category Archives: Education

Propagandizing Public Education

Across the U.S., conservative-dominated school boards have sought to manipulate public education curricula by overruling relevant experts in subjects such as history, economics, and science, establishing requirements to teach subjects…

Living the 1963 Dream

Growing up my parents always expected me to be knowledgeable of current events.  We held regular discussions during family meals and it was a ritual to sit in front the television and watch the…

The Right to a Public Education

In my last post, I mentioned certain “positive rights” that Americans have come to assume are part of the social contract. Public education is perhaps the least controversial example of…

Texas Textbooks- Don’t Let Your Kids Read ‘Em!

Recently the Texas Board of Education undertook efforts to significantly revise Texas’ history, social studies, and economics curriculum along unapologetically ideological lines. No historians, sociologists, economists, or other experts were…

Education – Capitalist Style

Written in response to a challenge for privatized education and protection: Public schools would be replaced by private institutions driven by profit. In order to meet the demands of capitalism,…