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 Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Private Universities Spend Twice as Much as Publics on Teaching

from Bloomberg News. 

The article reveals how, like most everything else, education is also a commodity under the capitalist system. It also demonstrates the deterioration of access to education under neoliberalism--you know, the latest version of this barbaric system of capitalism that is accelerating the war on working people, the climate, and the environment.