Education


Refusing the “New Normal”

LauraFinley

“It has been a rough few weeks, to say the least. Philando Castile, killed by police during a traffic stop, July 6, 2014. Dylan Noble, also killed by police during a traffic stop, July 14, 2016. Both unarmed…”

Laura Finley
Published in: The Review, LA Progressive, The Daily Press, The Orange Leader, Counterpunch, Sierra County Prospect, Tacoma Weekly
Date: July 18,20,21,22,August 5,2016
563 Words

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School Days and Grenade Launchers

Robert Koehler

“Come on, they aren’t tanks, they’re armored rescue vehicles. And the, uh, grenade launchers would only be used to launch teargas canisters. When necessary. And the M-16s? Standard police issue.
What a journey these Los Angeles teenagers…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Huffington Post, Common Wonders Blog, Common Dreams, IslamiCity, Free Press
Date: June 8,9,11,2016
927 Words

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Poverty, militarism and the public schools

Robert Koehler

“What’s the difference between education and obedience? If you see very little, you probably have no problem with the militarization of the American school system — or rather, the militarization of the impoverished schools…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Wonders Blog, Counterpunch, La Progressive, Tribune Content Agency, Huffington Post, Pace e Bene, The Lone Star Iconoclast, The PeaceWorker, Lassen County Times, Grassroots Press, Battle Creek Enquirer
Date: June 1,2,3,4,6,13,28,July 4,2016
878 Words

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Throwing Our Kids Under the Bus

LauraFinley

“While professing to love our children and to embrace an “it takes a village” mentality, the U.S. continues to enact policies that demonize our children and fail to address issues that are literally killing them…”

Laura Finley
Published in: Battle Creek Enquirer, Truthout, Counterpunch, La Progressive, Gilmer Free Press, The Johnstown Breeze
Date: March 10,11,15,2016
694 Words

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How We Teach Violence to Children

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DavidSoleil
“As thoughtful, caring parents, we would never want to teach our kids that violence is the answer to any or every problem. We want our children to learn to get along with others, share, be kind, say “excuse me,” and try their best at an empathetic, “I’m sorry.”

I thought I was attuned to the violence that surrounds us in American culture. However, a trip to a local department store with my kids yesterday was shocking. We stepped into the toy aisles. Here is a quick rundown of the toys and action figures, in order…”

Author: David Soleil
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/07/22/teach-violence-children/
Dave Soleil Blog http://davesoleil.blogspot.com/2015/02/how-we-teach-violence-to-children.html
Valley Journal http://www.lakenews.com/News.asp?ID=231581EE-D555-4AF7-B818-0B37E089DF5A&SiteID=
World Beyond War http://worldbeyondwar.org/how-we-teach-violence-to-children/
The Express http://www.lockhaven.com/page/content.detail/id/573844/How-we-teach-violence-to-children.html?nav=5003
Pace e Bene http://www.paceebene.org/2015/07/23/how-we-teach-violence-to-children/
The Peace Worker http://peaceworker.org/2015/08/resist-the-pro-violence-conspiracy/?utm_source=August+17%2C+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_campaign=This+Week%27s+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_medium=email
West Bend News http://www.westbendnews.net/2015/WBnews30-15.pdf
Date: February 27,July 22,27,29,2015

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A College Education Instead of Mindless Militarization

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AdamVogal
“As the United States military continues to sell the idea of joining its ranks to high school students throughout the nation as the best way for many poor students to get financing for college, the will to create true social responsibility for our nation’s underserved and underprivileged children is getting further out of reach.”

Author: Adam Vogal
Published in: Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/13/a-college-education-instead-of-mindless-militarization/
The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/education/
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/07/12/college-education-instead-mindless-militarization?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork
The Argus Observer http://www.argusobserver.com/opinion/a-college-education-instead-of-mindless-militarization/article_69af8c66-281c-11e5-8be5-4b62b5da7ed6.html
Sky Valley Chronicle http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/BREAKING-NEWS/OTHER-MODERN-COUNTRIES-PROVIDE-FREE-COLLEGE-EDUCATIONS-br-America-the-richest-country-sends-its-students-deeply-into-debt-before-they-even-graduate-2184796
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/07/11/a-college-education-instead-of-mindless-militarization/
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/07/22/go-to-college-72215/
Date: July 11,12,13,22,2015

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