A narrow conception of education in America, one without understanding of its traditional purposes, will lead to continuous replication of a system that has served democracy poorly and capitalists too well. Schools have alway served privilege rather then promote the welfare of the whole, the curriculum controlled by those with political power bought with wealth often acquired through exploitation of the many.There may be common reason for dissatisfaction, these to be found in the ideology that shapes American schools, one that promotes America as great by hiding what is not great about a society with massive inequalities and good numbers of poor and relatively poor in a very wealthy nation.

By lafered

Retired professor of education concerned with thoughtfulness

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