You Say You Want a Revolution?

In his 1992 autobiography, Sam Walton wrote, “Frankly, I’d like to see an all-out revolution in education.” Similarly, advocacy for an education revolution has been adopted by Pearson, the education publishing and assessment giant.

Well, you know we all want to change the world.

….┬áStrangely, we are now confronted with a different brand of revolutionaries, education reformers who seek not to expand democracy, but instead to restrict it and not to wage a war to end poverty, but instead to make a path for a lucky few to escape from poverty.

…┬áThe revolution we still need builds on the values of equity, democracy and community responsibility that drove these advances. The revolution we still need seeks even broader racial, social and economic justice. Of course, we need to elect people who support these values. However, only a reemergence of the spirit and reality of a mass social movement will realize these values in people’s day-to-day lives.

For that revolution, you can count me in.

Published on the Huffington Post, January 12, 2015.

Read the full article online here: You Say You Want a Revolution?

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