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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Waking Up To Our Broken Education Policies by Jeff Bryant

Click here to access article by Jeff Bryant from Education Opportunity Network

What I find particularly informative about this article is not that major media is only recently starting to cover the grassroots opposition to the broken education policies promoted by the ruling class directorate that has been behind both the Bush and Obama administrations, but the many informative links provided by the author to sources which report on the details of this grassroots opposition. 
For years, collectivist actions in protest of public school policy have been scaling up from isolated protests to a nationwide movement of unified resistance. The movement is widespread among teachers, students, and parents. From the beginning, the movement was been grassroots driven and demanding of changes in the way our schools are being run.