Why the US Is Destroying Its Education System


Chris Hedges writes:

“A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind … It transforms a democratic state into a feudal system of corporate masters and serfs.

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“The speculators on Wall Street looted the U.S. Treasury. They stymied any kind of regulation. They have avoided criminal charges. They are stripping basic social services. And now they are demanding to run our schools and universities.”


Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges writes a regular column for Truthdig.com. Hedges graduated from Harvard Divinity School and was for nearly two decades a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He is the author of many books, including: War Is A Force That Gives Us MeaningWhat Every Person Should Know About War, and American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.  His most recent book is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.

via @commondreams


For more on and by Chris Hedges, see his author page on Truthdig.

Adbusters prints articles by Chris Hedges from time to time. See, for instance, “No Act of Rebellion Is Wasted” in the March/April issue, #94. (Full disclosure: I narrated the audio version.)

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