Back during the 1960s and 1970s, in cities, suburbs, and small towns across the United States, teacher strikes made headlines on a fairly regular basis. Teachers in those years had a variety of reasons for walking out. They struck for the right to bargain. They struck for decent pay and benefits. They struck for professional dignity.
The plutocratic class has grown so inbred that it cannot understand how vulgar it is. With the likes of Betsy DeVos most probably reading Yachting Daily rather than Yeats, it is no wonder that our society is in dire straits. I am rereading Chris Hedges (2009) Empire of Illusion, which is a sad but poignant commentary on where our nation finds itself. What good is being the “most powerful nation on earth” if the price to be paid is to be a Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole, 2007)? Mired in the inertia of ignorance, this country is imperiled and in need of new leadership complemented with followership (screw you spellcheck, it’s now a word on my authority). If we cannot return to the principles of The Enlightenment we will surely revert to the Dark Ages, with theocrats aplenty eager to escort us there for their holey (sic) cause.
These Charter schools are also 99% religious –