[Marxism] Re: Education, Racism, and the Nuclear Unconscious
intnsred at golgotha.net
Sun Jul 9 20:53:52 MDT 2006
> In any case, the introduction and the quotations seem
> harmless enough, whether or not the author is Libertarian.
There is a bleed over here and a lot of the issues and criticism involved
in school reform don't lend themselves to a distinct left/right analysis.
But with that said, I'd also place Gatto on the libertarian right side of
the spectrum. He bluntly trashes teachers unions as both raising the cost of
education and in shielding incompetent teachers. While that may indeed be
true in some isolated cases, it certainly isn't the position taken by most
leftists. Likewise with his attitude that free market schools/vouchers is
a/the key solution.
On the other hand, Gatto does not hesitate to bring in issues of class into
his criticism of schools and I think his historical work on the evolution of
schools has much useful data and some valuable insights.
"Fascism could better be called 'corporatism', for it is merely the merging of
state power with corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator
who "invented" fascism.
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