Social Science / Education


A World at Risk: An Imperative for a Paradigm Shift to Cultivate 21st Century Learners, April 6, 2015, Yong Zhao

Noam Chomsky - On Being Truly Educated, May 2015 

Three wrong-headed ideas driving reform of U.S. teaching force, June 2015, Valerie strauss

Diane Ravitch defends teachers and public education, 2011 

The Myth of Chinese Super Schools - and critique of tests, November 2014, Diane Ravitch

No Child Left Behind Has Harmed America, April 16, 2015. Thom Hartmann

Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Noam Chomsky, Howard Gardner, and Bruno della Chiesa Askwith Forum, 2013

Why we should be worried about current educational reforms. Dean's Lecture Series 2012. Presented by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

USA: The Life of the Public School Teacher, 2011

Truthout Interview with Henry Giroux about his article on Truthout, "When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination: A Critical Pedagogy, 2013

Diane Ravitch: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools, 2013

Knowledge Isn’t Power - Why more education may not increase payment, 23.Feb. Krugman

Presenting Reign of Error—Diane Ravitch's critique of privatized education, 2013. Economic Policy Institute. In Reign of Error, Ravitch argues that the crisis in American education is not a crisis of academic achievement, as public school test scores and graduation rates are the highest they have ever been and dropout rates are at their lowest point. Instead, she argues that the real crisis is a concerted effort to destroy public schools. Federal programs like George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind and Barack Obama's Race to the Top "set unreasonable targets for American students, punish schools, and result in teachers being fired if their students underperform." (Random House)



Plato - R S Peters Being educated..

Lynd... educated certain things you don't say...