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Public School Reform: A Crusade against Evil? by Rene Diedrich (Escuelas Públicas de la Reforma: Una cruzada contra el mal? por Rene Diedrich)

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(Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post) "We all know that the destructive individuals of the world have a way of finding each other, organizing, and building a forceful assembly that at times has had the power to destroy us all." Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, Psy.D According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, Evil is the antithesis of good--especially what linguist Noam Chomsky declares is the Greater Good. Evil behavior "deprives innocent people of their humanity, from small scale assaults on a person's dignity to out-right murder." Evil is arguably inherent with the efforts being made to assure failurein public education, by districts like LAUSD, whose notoriously adversarial relationship with teachers denotes the downfall of quality in our community's schools, most of them serving students who are among the working poor majority or already deeply entrenched in the city of lost angels' skid row poverty as it stretches from blocks into miles of dissident souls betrayed by the American Dream. The wanton attack on educators and certain schools, along with the escalation of "business" paradigms counterintuitive to the mission of public education are alarming trends, as teachers passionately note here on and in pro-pedagogy blogs across the nation as well as in Great Britain, Canada and Australia.


02 2011