I hesitated to post this because it refers to me.

But I decided to post it because the author, Mark Naison, makes a powerful point about the present moment.

What is happening in education today is ignorant, willful, and dangerous.

Thoughtless politicians and self-seeking entrepreneurs are hurting children, damaging public education, and demeaning the teaching profession with their misguided policies. They welcome for-profit schooling, they are closing down urban education in city after city, and they want a “free market” in schooling. At the same time, they acquiesce to deep budget cuts in essential services for children. Is there a parallel with Vietnam in the 1960s? Naison thinks so.