YES! Reaching the Public with “The Myth of Our Failing Schools”

Yes! Magazine (est. 1997), the winner of the Utne Reader Alternate Press Award for Best Cultural Coverage in 2001, reveals truth about public education in United States and the corporations and politicians who have decimated school budgets while blaming teachers and students for what the Robber Barons and Wolves of Sesame Street caused.

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YES! Magazine devotes a special issue to public education and its findings  will not surprise readers of this blog.

The lead article by executive editor Dean Paton is “The Myth Behind Public School Failure,” demonstrating that our public schools are NOT failing. Here is the line that follows the title:

“In the rush to privatize the country’s schools, corporations and politicians have decimated school budgets, replaced teaching with standardized testing, and placed the blame on teachers and students.”

There is also a powerful infographic titled “Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools.”

The answer will not surprise you.

The important point about YES! is that the message about the theft of our public schools is reaching a larger public.

This is good news.

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6 thoughts on “YES! Reaching the Public with “The Myth of Our Failing Schools”

  1. All of my children teachers were good at what they did. We have no complaints except for the ass holes who are trying to destroy the public schools. I can’t even mention what should happen to them.

  2. Wow, teachers are really being treated like shit by these greedy bastards, and the teachers have to work so hard without much thanks for their efforts.

  3. I’m glad I won’t be around to see how much harm we are doing. Between education, the environment and everything else … the world isn’t shaping up to be a place suitable for raising children. Or anything else.

    • The sad thing is that history is littered with similar stories. Occasionally, there’s an interlude—maybe a year or so out of every century, and the people get a break before the beasts come back to do more damage.

      Now if we were wealthy, we could pay an analyst to study the planet and tell us where to live at any given time to avoid these sort of things. Move and enjoy until things go bad and then move again. Just keep migrating from one peaceful spot to the next until that one vanishes into chaos too.

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