Posts Tagged ‘education reform’

To download, right-click and select “Save link as…” PUNKONOMICS 4-22-15 PT.2

We had James Rovira on the phone to discuss higher ed and his fascinating ideas of how to radically reform it.

In the studio with Jesse and I was my son Felix (High School junior and even more opinionated than me!)

http://anazoaproject.org/

Welcome to the website for the Anazoa Educational Project, a non-profit organization devoted to rejuvenating higher education. Our goal is to explore alternative models of higher education for the purposes of starting a new model university. Please read the “About” page to learn more about this project and how you can participate, and thank you for visiting.

theanazoaproject@gmail.com

To download, right-click and select “Save link as…” PUNKONOMICS 4-22-15 PT.1

We had James Rovira on the phone to discuss higher ed and his fascinating ideas of how to radically reform it.

In the studio with Jesse and I was my son Felix (High School junior and even more opinionated than me!)

http://anazoaproject.org/

Welcome to the website for the Anazoa Educational Project, a non-profit organization devoted to rejuvenating higher education. Our goal is to explore alternative models of higher education for the purposes of starting a new model university. Please read the “About” page to learn more about this project and how you can participate, and thank you for visiting.

theanazoaproject@gmail.com

I would like to dedicate this old George Carlin skit to all the people involved with forcing standardized testing on our kids, teachers, and schools. Especially the corporate testing companies and the politicians who serve them >:/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVlkxrNlp10

John Oliver does a great summary of all the key points (with irony):

Standardized testing CAN be a useful tool as part of a broad educational program but the “reforms” over the past decade+ are NOT RIGOR but a RACKET!

It’s a part of a general corporate takeover of the education system, turning it into a multi-tiered prison system in which our children get abused into submission, parents and kids get turned into obedient debt-slaves, and corporatist masters get rich.

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Ego, money and false promises: Michelle Rhee’s big secret and the collapse of education “reform” – Salon.com
http://www.salon.com/2014/09/19/ego_money_and_false_promises_michelle_rhees_big_secret_and_the_collapse_of_education_reform/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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My son Felix was in the studio to lead a discussion on the education system. He solicited a bunch of very insightful comments and complaints from some of his fellow students at Winter Park High School and it was very encouraging to see how smart the young’uns are (not just MY boy… though he’s pretty damn smart for sure!).

I personally, despite being a 48 years old geezer, am tired of people blaming the young for all the crap society WE created: Solidarity is our only hope and that should include INTER-GENERATIONAL solidarity too. 

Felix gave a shout out to a few of his WPH friends who gave us specific contributions: Kate, Riley, Nicky, Parker, …

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