So this constant (career long) critical view of American education should be evident. I believe, a studied belief, that education is essential to sane and humane democracy, the only kind I can understand to be acceptable, and sane and humane democracy is something I have never seen in my lifetime. My goal was to discover and teach for methods that I could understand to contribute to the development of such society, one that would necessitate considerable and radical change in America if it were to be realized, an America of vast inequalities and considerable inhumanity in the form of lack of affordable medical care, high quality education for all, racism, sexism, and an economic system that prevented good to allow relative few great wealth and the power to exploit others to get it.How many loved what I had to teach? Few. How many made clear their disdain for it? Many. I just finished a book that attempts to reteach that of what I taught before that so roundly rejected by so many who now seem uncomfortable with this future they helped to create.

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Retired professor of education concerned with thoughtfulness

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