We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Valuing Education?

Click here to access article by economist Peter Radford from Real-World Economics Review Blog

Radford sifts through another article for solid numbers on the support of education in the last few decades to reveal that in spite of political campaign rhetoric the US, with a few exceptions, is declining in its support of education.

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