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  •  Brilliant! (3+ / 0-)
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    Orinoco, FutureNow, Linda Wood

    They have been trying to destroy public education for years because public education is the foundation of our democracy.  And while these "reformers" are enjoying the short-term financial windfalls from privatizing education, their long term goal is to destroy education for ordinary people.  As Frederick Douglass said, the only thing that all the slave masters of the Confederacy agreed on was that you could not allow a slave to learn to read.  Once they learned to read, Douglass said, they were "no good to anyone"; i.e. they couldn't be kept in slavery any more.

    "There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end they always fail. Always." -Gandhi

    by Grandma Susie on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 12:43:15 PM PDT

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