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so for the next few minutes let's assume evolution is false....

...and see where it gets us!

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Teacher Union Busting Charter School Shell Game

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 24, 2018 at 10:13am
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 26, 2017 at 3:03pm

Henry A. Giroux's powerful article, Manufactured Illiteracy and Miseducation: A Long Process of Decline... articulates the central role of education in today's world of rising authoritarianism and civic implosion. Here are a few tidbits:

What forces have allowed education, if not reason itself, to be undermined as crucial public and political resources, capable of producing the formative culture and critical citizens that could have prevented such a catastrophe from happening in an alleged democracy? We get a glimpse of this failure of education, public values and civic literacy in the willingness and success of the Trump administration to empty language of any meaning, a practice that constitutes a flight from historical memory, ethics, justice and social responsibility.

What we are witnessing is not simply a political project but also a reworking of the very meaning of education as both a crucial institution and a democratizing and empowering cultural force.

Truth is now viewed as a liability and ignorance a virtue. Under the reign of this normalized architecture of alleged common sense, literacy is regarded with disdain, words are reduced to data and science is confused with pseudo-science. All traces of critical thought appear only at the margins of the culture as ignorance becomes the primary organizing principle of American society. [emphasis mine]

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2013 at 3:39pm
What are the options?
*Say nothing;
Nothing changes.
*State your position;
Some will be angry, maybe even violent, some will think and maybe doubt their beliefs.
*Argue and get in a fight;
Positions become solidified as granite.
*Whine about being ostracized;
Believers think they win ... whatever.
*Feel helpless;
Nothing changes.
*Feel strong, competent, confident;
I can't think of a better way to confront a superstition.
Comment by William J Gonzalez on November 1, 2013 at 10:22am

I am a High School science teacher in deep South Texas.  So many of the science teachers I work with are anti-science, anti-evolution zealots.  If you complain, it gets you in trouble.  I don't get it.

Comment by Tori Parker on August 17, 2013 at 9:44am
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 14, 2013 at 1:21am

The Transforming Education Paradox

"When change is needed most it is often so far removed from the general public's ability to conceptualize the change that an incipient outcry occurs. Think Copernicus and the heliocentric theory. Think democracy. And think back to when school was first mandated. The masses all said, "No way. Ain't gonna happen."

"What do you think? What would a school in the cloud look like?"

~ Sugata Mitra, Build a School in the Cloud

Comment by Tori Parker on June 17, 2013 at 6:21am -- Hey guys! My name is Tori and I'm a teacher and an author. I write a weekly blog on about teaching and atheism. I'd love it if you'd check it out :)

Comment by Anthony Nelson on May 16, 2013 at 8:13pm

This is too funny for words.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 24, 2013 at 12:13am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 25, 2013 at 12:22pm

On US government priorities.


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