Posts Tagged ‘education’

The crux of the matter: WHAT IS LIBERATING EDUCATION?


Consider the three children in the theme photo once more:  They don’t know it yet but they are on an educational path that is powerful in awakening their curiosity and sense of self-confidence–a path of liberating education that deserves to be better known and practiced.  In brief, liberating education inspires students who understand themselves to be oppressed to have such perspectives in their learning and skills–and confidence in themselves–that as they mature, they will demand human rights/justice for themselves and for others.  Such learners understand themselves to be change agents working for a just world and they take satisfaction, at times joy, in doing that work. Continue reading


Training Corporate Leadership for the Schools: the Role of the Eli Broad Foundation

Beneath the radar are a number of threats to U.S. public education that its supporters need to be aware of.  This blog features the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation (EBF), which trains corporate and ex-military leaders in its Superintendents Academy to be “CEO’s” in the nation’s urban school systems. Continue reading

U.S. Public Education Under Attack

The extent and agenda of funding for education from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is not well known in this country. We all know that Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest men in the world, and may be aware of the Gates Foundation’s (GF) funding of anti-AIDS work in Africa. But what of its funding of education efforts in this country? A New York Times article by Sam Dillon, published May 21, 2011, lifted the veil. Entitled “Behind Grass-Roots School Advocacy, Bill Gates,” it can be found at:

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