Tuesday, January 15, 2013

PS The LA Times Has Always Hated Public Schools | California Father

PS The LA Times Has Always Hated Public Schools | California Father:


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PS The LA Times has Always Hated Public Schools

I am reading Upton Sinclair’s wonderful muckraking book about public education in Los Angeles in the ‘twenties,The Goslings, a Study of American Schools. See if any of this sounds familiar (e.g.,teacher bashing by the LA Times, business’ stranglehold on public education): For more check it out on Google.
It is the thesis of the business men who run our educational system that the schools are factories, and the children raw material, to be turned out thoroughly standardized, of the same size and shape, like biscuits or sausages. To these business men the teachers are servants, or “hands,” whose duty is the same as in any other factory–to obey orders, and mind their own business, and be respectful to their su~riors. Whenever by any chance teachers dare to have ideas of their own, or especially to ask for higher wages, these 

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