earlier this morning i began a post, but after i pasted the following paragraph i wasn’t sure what to say. so i just closed and left. then i realized my problem–i wanted to discuss education, but bernie is focused on money and maintaining capitalism.
We are making progress on this issue, but we still have a long way to go. Making America great is not spending tens of billions more on weapons systems or providing trillions in tax breaks for the very rich. Rather, it is having a well-educated population that can compete in the global economy, and making it possible that every American, regardless of income, has the opportunity to get the education they need to thrive.
now, i do agree with sander’s point of “not spending tens of billions more on weapons systems or providing trillions in tax breaks for the very rich,” but when it comes to education, we need a new plan that’s about world cooperation.
for if we continue to see the meaning of life as a competition for wealth and resources, we make war inevitable.
i like to see articles by bill bigelow like “rethinking education,” and others from the howard zinn project.
throwing money at our broken, indoctrination system cannot be a viable step toward solving the myriad problems facing us and those now growing up in america.
they need a real education not just preparation to compete in this failing system.